Children Safe at Home is a household repair program through Albemarle Housing Improvement Program that responds when there is an urgent call from homeowners for critical repairs to ensure that their children have safe and secure homes. Women United’s $20,000 grant will be used to make 30 critical home repairs for low-income families in 2017. Funds will be used for project planning and estimating, labor, building materials and supplies.

The target population to benefit from this grant is low income, home-owning families with children under 18 years of age in the Charlottesville and Albemarle area. In the past year, the population served by this program was 60% African American or Hispanic, with 23% of the families being headed by a single parent; the average annual income in these households was $30,049.

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