2020.10.01 John, Karen, dog kitchen.png

Home preservation

Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH)'s home preservation program provides affordable micro-loans to qualifying homeowners who need help with accessibility modifications, home weatherization, general home repairs, yard cleanup, and landscaping. Some critical repair work and larger loans are available on a case-by-case basis. GSHFH works alongside volunteers and homeowners to make repairs.

We want to help a family with its home modifications. Are you or someone you know in need of housing repairs? Check out our applications below. Like the Kristyens, you could benefit from Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH).
Scroll down to see their story.
Meet the Kristyens
John and Karen were recommended to Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) by Purple Heart Homes. John, an Army veteran, purchased his home in 1997, but couldn't keep up with the repairs. When GSHFH stepped in, it was evident the house needed significant work. Over the course of 18 months, the house underwent a two-phase renovation. The exterior plan replaced the siding, windows, and doors. The interior renovation plan included new flooring, light fixtures, and paint in the bathroom and common rooms; a handicap-accessible bathroom with handrails in the shower and by the toilet; and full-kitchen renovation. 
In pre-COVID 19 times, volunteers from Home Depot replace the siding.
A crew works on the interior renovations.
The house and homeowners after the renovation. 

In honor of Veterans Day 2020, AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region's River 4 team worked with GSHFH to replace the side entrance walkway. The all-day project replaced an old slate walkway that was missing most of its pieces, had receded areas, and was a tripping hazard. The new walkway is concrete. Thank you to Bank of America, whose generous donation paid for the supplies. 

For more information, call (413) 739-5503 or email support@habitatspringfield.org

268 Cold Spring Ave
West Springfield, MA 01089

(413) 739-5503


We are a 501(c)(3) organization

Tax ID: #04-2970982

301 E. Main St,

Westfield, MA 01085

(413) 642-8990


10am-6pm Wednesday-Saturday

12-5pm Sunday

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest

Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity provides housing opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, familial status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


© 2021 by Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity