The Home Repair Partnership

A Home Repair Program for Low Income, Elderly, and Disabled People

What is the Home Repair Partnership?

The Home Repair Partnership is a home repair program funded by Gateway Wellness Foundation and executed by McDowell County churches and other volunteers. HRP assists low-income homeowners with urgent home repairs. It provides materials, labor, and repairs.

How Do I Apply?

Interested applicants can download and complete the Home Repair Application Sheet and mail it or drop it off at:

Gateway Wellness Foundation
135 S. Main Street
Marion, NC

Applicants can also apply online. Once the application is received, someone from the Home Repair Partnership will contact you to set up an interview, to assess the need and eligibility. Due to the high demand for this program, there may be a waiting list.

What Types of Home Repairs Can I Get?

The Home Repair Partnership helps homeowners who make less than 50% of the area median income and are affected by age, disability, or family circumstances. Types of projects that we work on include but are not limited to:

  • Wheelchair ramps and home accessibility
  • Roof repair or replacement
  • Floor and wall repair/replacement
  • Bathroom modifications
  • And much more

How Do You Get The Materials Needed?

Gateway Wellness Foundation, in conjunction with state funding and local donations, is able to provide any needed professional labor and all materials to help local families. If your family needs help but would like to contribute a small monthly repayment towards cost of materials, that money goes directly towards helping other local, struggling families. However, this is not a requirement of the program.

Income Guidelines

# of People Living in the Household Maximum Allowable Income

Do I Qualify?

To be eligible for the Home Repair Partnership, applicants must.

  • reside within McDowell County
  • have owned and occupied the home for a minimum of 2 years prior to application
  • be current on their property taxes and/or be current on  a payment plan with the County for any past-due property taxes
  • have a household income which does not exceed 50% of North Carolina’s median income for household size
  • have urgent repair needs the threaten the life or safety of occupants (accessibility needs, leaky roofs, unsafe electrical or plumbing issues, etc.)
  • have a special need (i.e. be elderly, handicapped, disabled, veteran, single mother, etc.)


What if the Homeowner Doesn't Live in McDowell County?

At this time, the Home Repair Partnership is only able to help residents in McDowell County, NC. To find other programs that might be able to help you, please call 211. They will be able to direct you to the closest home repair program that serves your geographic area.

What if Someone I Know Needs This Program?

If someone you know needs a home repair, please have them contact Gateway Wellness Foundation by phone or email. Our phone is (828) 237-9274 and our email is [email protected].