CHEBOYGAN — The Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking someone who would be interested in serving as a home repair site supervisor to help the entity’s home repair program grow.
The home repair program was started just over a year and a half ago and encompasses weatherization needs, minor interior and exterior repairs and critical repairs for qualified homeowners in Cheboygan County.
“We are excited to be able to offer this great program for qualified households in Cheboygan County. However, the pandemic has been a burden to this program as material and labor costs have increased and finding subcontractors has been especially challenging,” said Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Mandy Martin. “We see the need in our community and would like to be able to grow the program’s capacity to try and meet those needs.”
Habitat for Humanity is looking to help expand the program and is in need of help, whether it be paid staff, volunteers, or even contractors to bid on projects to be completed.
The home repair site supervisor is a year round, full time position.
“The home repair site supervisor is responsible for addressing the most fundamental and crucial home repair needs in low-income, owner occupied households,” said Martin. “Using a general evaluation of occupant well-being and a full assessment of the house and systems, needs are identified and prioritized so that they may be addressed in an order of importance and urgency.”
The person who will be filling this position would be evaluating and scheduling the home repair projects through the program, as well as conducting site visits with the applicants for potential projects. There will also need to be prioritization given to projects for energy efficiency, client health and safety and durability of work being done.
The supervisor will also be developing and helping stick to the budget for the projects, after the budget is approved by Martin. The supervisor will then communicate with Martin regarding changes to the work orders, and if there are any changes that need to be made to the schedules and budgets for the projects being done.
“They will also supervise project preparation, including purchase of materials and gathering of tools and equipment, obtain necessary permits and bids to complete the home repair projects,” said Martin.
Martin said Habitat for Humanity invites anyone — applicant, volunteer, contractor, or builder — interested in learning more about this position or this program to reach out to her at [email protected] or (231) 597-4663.
The home repair program through Habitat for Humanity provides funds for rehabilitation of owner-occupied, single family residential dwellings that will reduce the long-term costs of homeownership such as energy efficiency improvements and removal of health and safety risks.
“This new home repair program is something the community desperately needed. Our program is truly a partnership as we provide a hand up, not a handout for those needing home repairs. Program partners pay an affordable loan, work alongside volunteers, and reclaim dignity in their home through our program,” said Martin.
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