Preservation & Repair Qualifications

Preservation & Repair Qualification Criteria

  • Must own a home that is occupied as a primary residence in Lake or Sumter County for a minimum of 1 year
  • Must have homeowner’s insurance or be willing to sign a hold harmless agreement
  • Must be at or below the following income limits:
    Sumter County Residents
    1 Person – $23,750
    2 Persons – $27,150
    3 Persons – $30,550
    4 Persons – $33,900
    5 Persons – $36,650
    Lake County Residents
    1 Person – $25,450
    2 Persons – $29,100
    3 Persons – $32,750
    4 Persons – $36,350
    5 Persons –  $39,300

*Please note that income limits change annually based on USDA guidelines of the Area Median Income calculations. Figures above last released April 2020.

  • Must have exterior repairs, health, safety, or accessibility alterations and/or cosmetic requests.
  • All applicable mortgage and property taxes must be current at the time of application.
  • Verification of income, ownership, and homeowner’s insurance may be required.

Examples of the kind of work that is completed include:
pressure washing, yard clean up, painting, building/repair wood decks, wheelchair ramps, hand railings, repair/replacement of windows or doors and weatherization of the home.

Qualified applicants may be eligible for critical home repair through this program, which offers more intensive assistance on interior or exterior health, safety, or accessibility modifications.  Applicants will be served on a first come, first qualified basis until funding runs out.


Unfortunately, we aren’t accepting applications at this time. We encourage you to check back soon.

In the meantime if you have any questions about the program you can call our main office: (352) 483-0434 or email us: Info@HabitatLS.org