Stronger Homeowners

Income Based Services

Use the tool below to see if you qualify for our income based services

*Please call our office to verify information needed to confirm program eligibility

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Repair Team

We offer critical repairs when your health or safety is at risk.

Each working day, Home Repair Services sends professional service technicians into neighborhoods to handle the most urgent and critical repair problems facing qualifying homeowners. Common repairs include plumbing, furnace, electrical, roofs, and other health and safety related repairs. The co-pay for services is based on a sliding fee scale and averages 20-25% of a job's total cost.

If your furnace has stopped working, or if you would like to inquire about another specific repair, click "Contact Us" below, or call our office at (616) 241-2601.

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Home Accessibility

Are you in need of accessibility modifications in your home?

Qualifying lower-income residents throughout Kent County with mobility impairments can request home access modifications from Home Repair Services. These include wheelchair ramps, bathroom grab bars, handrails and bathtub modifications.  The copay for services is based on a sliding fee scale and ranges between 10% and 20% of a typical job's total cost.

Click "Contact Us" below, or call our office at (616) 241-2601 to inquire about your specific accessibility need.

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Based on your income and household size, you may not qualify for our income-based services. Please call our office at (616) 241-2601 to confirm eligibility requirements.  You're still welcome to use any of the free Self-Help services below!

Free and Open Services

Fix-It School

Learn to do it yourself with our free hands-on workshops.

We offer a rotating schedule of workshops that will help you develop the skills and confidence needed to complete various repair and remodeling projects in your home. Regular classes include:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Drywall & Plaster Repair
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Ceramic Tile Installation
  • General Home Maintenance

We also offer special workshops throughout the year, such as Window & Door Installation, Flooring, and Women Only Workshops. 

Workshops are held in our Fix-It School located at 1100 S. Division Ave in Grand Rapids. We also are taking our workshops "on the road," so look for us at places like Kent District Library branches, the Salvation Army Kroc Center, and at various Home & Garden shows hosted at the DeVos Place 

Download Current Workshop Schedule

Click  below to visit our Facebook events page where you'll find the complete workshop schedule!

Facebook Events

Remodeling Together

We have resources for your kitchen remodeling project!

Remodeling Together is designed with you in mind!  We've assembled the resources you need to make sure your do-it-yourself project is a total success:

  • Free in-home design support
  • Free hands-on classes
  • Free experienced remodeling coaches
  • Big selection of high quality kitchen cabinets with huge discounts passed on to you!

If you own your home and are willing to do some home remodeling work yourself, then Remodeling Together is for you.  It's that simple.

To see a message from a few homeowners who recently completed projects through this program, click here

Start your project with an in-home Remodeling Consultation! Click "Contact Us" below, or call us at (616) 241-2601 to schedule this free appointment today!

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Home Maintenance Check-Ups

We teach you how the systems in your house work and how to plan for repairs.

This free program is available to Kent County homeowners. 

During the check-up you will- 

  • Learn about how your house works
  • Learn to estimate repair costs and where to buy materials
  • Plan for which things to do now and which to postpone
  • Learn how to make simple repairs yourself
  • Receive a free Home Maintenance Tips booklet

To schedule your Home Maintenance Check-Up, you can call us at (616)241-2601 or register online at the link below.

Register Online


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

You have a talent and want to make a difference in peoples' lives.  E-mail Mike to learn more: