Maintaining Your Habitat

Becoming a homeowner comes with a long list of roles and responsibilities, however, home maintenance is one of the most important tasks. While maintaining a home may seem like a daunting chore, especially for new homeowners, it is important to know how to identify and use your local resources.

One of Habitat for Humanity’s goals for their homeownership program is to provide an understanding of basic home maintenance projects so homeowners walk away with some knowledge on how to manage issues on their own.

As the program grew, so did a relationship with Home Depot. The home improvement corporation staff have gathered to share insights and tips on home management, as well as, provide hands-on demonstrations of common household issues. “Hosting this workshop for Habitat homeowners demonstrates a real collaborative approach to supporting the community,” Stephanie Osterland, Director of Partner & Community Programs at Habitat for Humanity for Oakland County said.

This year, the City of Auburn Hills partnered with Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County to provide a Home Maintenance Workshop in our community on Saturday, April 6th from 10 am – 1 pm.

“It was a wonderful experience & opportunity to learn about the things in my new home. Without this class I never would’ve thought of changing furnace filters, covering the AC unit during the fall & winter seasons… Each Home Depot instructor provided useful information for first time home buyers & even those who had a home for years,” one Habitat homeowner said.    

Torri Mathes, Media Communications Specialist

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