This article discusses one of the challenges of affordable housing. Retaining existing housing means identifying money to repair and maintain those existing homes. Philadelphia’s Belinda Eldridge applied for a home repair grant that helped pay for her new roof, plumbing and electrical work.
“Low income should not be confused with low quality,” Kevin says. “These homes are very well built.” He says he likes working with the families, and enjoys the everchanging work as the houses progress. “It was exciting to see the walls go up, the roofs go on, then the windows and now thefamilies are installing kitchen cabinets and flooring.”