Who We Help

Community Housing Solutions (CHS) provides home repairs to qualifying families who are
owner-occupants of Guilford County homes and are below specific income levels.

What makes a property and a home owner eligible?

property repair

To be eligible, properties must:

  1. Be located within Guilford County.
  2. Have all property taxes paid in full and current.
  3. Have a clean title and be owner-occupied at both the time of application and throughout the repair process.
  4. Have a property tax value (building plus land) of $180,000 or less.
  5. Not be in danger of a foreclosure process.
  6. Have repair needs not exceeding $25,000 in estimated costs.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. Own and occupy the home and property as their primary residence for at least five years.
  2. Not have received a home repair though CHS’ programs in the last 36 months and not have exceeded CHS’ repair program limits in the past.
  3. Have limited means to accomplish the repairs on their own.
  4. Have a total household income which does not exceed 80% of the current Guilford County Area Median Income (AMI) for household size as determined by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (see 2024 income limits and determination of income below).
  5. Not own any other properties.


Income Limits by Household Size
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CHS’ Home Repair Committee will review and approve qualified homeowner applications before repair work begins. The committee will forward a summary of their actions to the Board of Directors for review.

Get in touch

Please call the our Administrative Assistant at 336-676-6986 if you think that you are eligible and would like to complete an initial intake form for a home repair.


CHS utilizes qualified staff, approved sub-contractors, and volunteers from the community to accomplish the repairs. CHS construction staff oversees the work of community volunteers from retiree groups, faith organizations, businesses, civic organizations, and college student groups. Required permits and inspections are completed by the City of Greensboro, the City of High Point and Guilford County.

Funding for repairs comes primarily from:

Charitable contributions or grants

Government agencies

Individual donations

Donated materials and donated professional services

Homeowner payments (loans)

These funds cover the costs of materials, supplies, any necessary subcontractor costs, CHS’ construction staff labor, and program administration.

Community Housing Solutions has developed partnerships with other non-profit organizations from the community to leverage additional services and resources. We maintain a list of reliable and reasonably priced subcontractors and materials suppliers. We annually refresh this list following guidelines set forth in the CHS Procurement and Disbursement Policy.

CHS Awarded Funds for Urgent Repair Program

Community Housing Solutions (CHS) has been awarded $132,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (“NCHFA”) under the 2022 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program (“URP22”). This program provides funds to assist very low and low-income households in addressing housing conditions which pose imminent threats to their life and/or safety. Click this link for more information.