NEW BRITAIN - Homeowners needing household repairs may be eligible for free help.
HomeFront is a community-based, volunteer-driven home repair program that provides free repairs to low-income homeowners.
The organization is looking for residents for its 31st annual Repair Blitz next spring. To be considered, homeowners must apply before Nov. 17
Services HomeFront provide include help with faulty windows, doors, steps, railings, leaky roofs, painting, plumbing and electrical needs.
The first HomeFront day was held in the spring of 1988. In its first year, the HomeFront program completed 16 projects in Norwalk.
HomeFront now serves cities and towns in Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven counties and Westchester County in New York.
Homeowners who apply may join the ranks of more than 3,000 neighbors who have received assistance from HomeFront. Referrals are welcome from neighbors, social service agencies, faith communities and city officials.
The home improvements are made possible by a community-wide mobilization of building material and service donors, financial supporters, and groups of volunteers from local corporations, faith-based and civic organizations. Physical repair work is scheduled to be completed in May.
HomeFront’s mission is to keep low-income neighbors in their homes with an improved quality of life through the completion of repairs at no cost to them.
Since its founding, HomeFront has delivered more than $40 million in donations of products and services to local communities.
Information on how to apply for help, how to volunteer for HomeFront and how to make a donation can be obtained by calling 1-800- 887-4673 or visiting .