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House to Home Program


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One Brick at a Time
Your precious gift will provide needed repairs to preserve and revitalize homes to improve homeowner's quality of life


Cole Link Foundation's House to Home program repairs and renovates houses for residents who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. We seek to make a sustainable impact on preserving and revitalizing homes and communities, with an emphasis on American Indians​, assuring that low-income homeowners, from the elderly and disabled to families with children, live in safe, healthy homes.


Who is eligible for housing repair/renovation:
•    Low income seniors
•    Veterans
•    Military families
•    Low income families
•    Disabled persons
•    Medically ill patients

To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate:
1) Home ownership
2) Residency in the home
3) Low-income qualification: 65% of Median Income


Many of our projects include some of the following work:
•    Repair damaged subfloors and flooring                   •    Replace drywall
•    Replace rotten siding and trim                                      •    Build wheelchair ramps
•    Install Insulation & air sealing                                        •    Install railings and grab bars
•    Replace leaking faucets, toilets and pipes               •    Clear overgrown yards
•    Replace outlets & repair unsafe wiring                     •    Paint interior and exterior surfaces
•    Install appropriate ventilation                                       •    Widen doorways and modify
                                                                                                                      bathrooms for accessibility


House to Home Apprenticeship Program

In addition to our home repair/renovation program, we have developed an associated Apprenticeship Program to teach unskilled individuals a new trade in home repair/renovation. We are confident that this offshoot of our House to Home program will grow on its own merits to provide opportunities and advancement.


JOB CREATION AND ASSET BUILDING

Cole Link Foundation’s House to Home Apprenticeship program is a long-term investment in people, designed to move people from unemployment to work. The benefits of providing certified training in home repair/renovation to unskilled, low-income individuals in distressed communities are far-reaching. Not only does this job creation strategy provide individual economic self-sufficiency to escape poverty, it also builds the economies of low-income communities by preserving assets. In addition, the program is designed to build a pool of skilled workers that are desperately needed by building contractors and renovation companies throughout the country. These job opportunities generate  sustainable employment to build a secure economic future for program graduates and their children.

The program is designed for all unskilled workers, with an immediate focus on the Pueblo Indians in Taos, New Mexico. Our goal is to implement and standardize the training program at the Pueblo Indian reservation in New Mexico and then emulate the program everywhere, including other tribes throughout the United States. Since the impact of home repair is vital to the health and welfare of underserved Indian families, the plan calls for training to take place at the reservation, allowing Native Americans to repair and renovate homes in their own communities as they learn their trade.

PLAN FOR BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

Cole Link Foundation’s House to Home Apprenticeship program has even loftier goals for its participants. The program is promising in advancing job and wealth creation by assisting trained individuals to further their education and become licensed business owners as they pursue self-employment as general or building contractors.

“We will work with homeowners to assess what their needs are, and to make sure that their home can be repaired or modified to meet their needs and to make sure that the house fits the person and that it’s a place that supports their health. We want to make repairs that literally change the lives of the homeowner and our volunteers alike,” said JoLynn Wright, Program Director, The Cole Link Foundation.

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