Owning a home usually means that home repairs will become needed at some time. Ranging from minor and routine repairs like faucets to major repairs like roof replacement, there are costs involved in owning a home.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides a comprehensive list of programs and resources to help with home repairs and other improvements. They include loans and grants that might be available in certain areas or to specific groups such as veterans. They also include resources for discounted materials like Habitat for Humanity ReStores.
Local organizations like Senior Centers or Social Services offices may also provide assistance through referral to community groups, coordination of volunteer labor or grants.