Building Stories


Home Repair Services strengthens vulnerable Kent County homeowners because strong homeowners build strong communities.


We believe that homeownership encourages personal responsibility and builds value, dignity and pride. It is an essential component for community vitality.

Our interactions with Home Repair Services staff, community partners and the families we serve are characterized by: compassion, stewardship, inclusiveness, professionalism, collaboration.


Our commitment to this mission and these values will enable us to achieve our vision: Confident homeowners enjoying vibrant communities.

With roots tracing back to the mid 1970’s and the local faith community, Home Repair Services has been a civic response for vulnerable homeowners facing critical health and safety repairs.   Always located in the Hall and Division area of Grand Rapids, Home Repair Services became an independent nonprofit agency in 1979 and moved to its current home, a converted Oldsmobile dealership, in 1999.  Home Repair Services has grown through the years to offer services that not only build up safer and healthier homes but it has added programs that build up the homeowners that live in them.  Over 35,000 Kent County homeowners have benefited from the work of Home Repair Services over the years.


I Have A Home Repair Skill

Do you have a home maintenance/repair skill and love to teach? Volunteer as a Fix-It School Instructor or a Remodeling Coach.

I Want to Volunteer my Time

Do you have a talent and want to make a difference in peoples lives?

Register for a volunteer opportunity HERE