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Habitat for Humanity to offer home repairs

Stevens County Habitat for Humanity will begin repairing homes in partnership with qualified low-income homeowners. The new housing repair program, called "A Brush with Kindness," is aimed at providing painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services to low-income homeowners in need.

The goal of A Brush with Kindness is to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their home. The work is done by volunteers who use donated materials whenever possible. The homeowner must meet the same qualifications as those applying for the house program. They must show a need, a willingness to partner and the ability to repay a no interest loan. Payments made by the partner family are placed in a revolving fund to help Habitat for Humanity serve others in need.

"Habitat's A Brush with Kindness gives us a great opportunity to help more families in need," said Pat Mumm from the Stevens County Chapter. "Helping repair and maintain their homes fits seamlessly with Habitat's core mission of making decent, affordable housing available to low-income families.

For more information or to apply for this program, e-mail Mumm, Anyone wishing to volunteer for this project also can contact Pat at or call her at 320-392-5451. You can also contact Carol Wilcox at, 320-589-3945.

Applications are also available at the Stevens County HRA office in the courthouse.