Habitat for Humanity

Site: Sarnia/Lambton

Service: Habitat Handyman Program

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-339-7957 ext 244
Fax 519-339-0476
E-Mail sreaume@habitatsarnia.org
Website www.habitatsarnia.org
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Primary Contact Sean Bremner, Habitat Handyman Supervisor; Phone: 519-339-7957 ext 244; Email: habitathandyman@habitatsarnia.org
Alternate Contact Sarah Reaume, Executive Director; Phone: 519-339-7957 ext 222 * 519-402-0887; Email: sreaume@habitatsarnia.org
Volunteer Coordinator Kimberley Racher, Director, Build Services; Phone: 519-339-7957 ext 223; Email: kracher@habitatsarnia.org
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) In partnership with The County of Lambton, this program offers low-cost, basic home maintenance and repair to low income homeowners who may be at risk of housing instability or even homelessness if repairs are not completed.  
Habitat Handyman's services are delivered by professional staff assisted by a volunteer team inclusive of individuals in receipt of Ontario Works with the intent that volunteer participants will benefit from community involvement while being provided with hands-on experience aimed at enhancing employable skillsets. 
Handyman services offered include but are not limited to: in/exterior general carpentry; cabinet removal & installation; kitchen/bathroom repair & renovation; vinyl siding repair/removal & installation; drywall installation & repair; in/exterior painting; installation of flooring (laminate & ceramic); installation of insulation; and deck/porch repair & maintenance. The Handyman will receive requests for services not listed above but reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept a home improvement project. The Handyman does not offer: electrical, plumbing, HVAC or roofing services.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm * Thu 9 am - 6 pm * Sat 9 am - 2 pm
Areas Served Lambton County
Eligibility * Must be in receipt of Ontario Works to be a program volunteer 
* Low income homeowners are eligible to apply for this service  
* Must provide proof of income which will be referenced against High Needs Household Income Limits (or HILS tables) published by Service Ontario  
* Program is not currently offered to those who rent, or whose income is above the HILS guidelines
Application * Homeowners wishing to apply to receive Handyman services should call or log on to website and select the Habitat Handyman icon for deails. 
* Individuals in receipt of Ontario Works who are interested in volunteering for this program should contact their Case Worker for details. 
* Others interested in volunteering in support of the program should log on to website and click on the Volunteer icon.
Languages English
Fees Service - Minimum labor charge of $50 for all projects. ; Homeowners re-pay the cost of materials purchased on their behalf by the Handyman (no mark-up) and $25/hour for labor which includes the service of staff carpenter and up to four volunteers * Repayment for materials must be received prior to the commencement of a project * The number of volunteers will depend on the nature of the project *
Agency Information
Established 1994
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Elections Governed by a Board of Directors * Annual General Meeting is held in late April of each year and is open to the public.
Site Information
Located In Community Sarnia
Address & Map
1787 London Line
Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2
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Intersection London Line and Blackwell Sideroad
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall

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