Loan Program for Home Repairs

Program Overview

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Who can Apply?

Help-A-House is a program developed by Lacasa in coordination with the City of Goshen to help low to medium income homeowners repair or rehab big ticket items in their homes located in the City of Goshen.

If you answer YES to all these statements, you may be eligible!

  • I own my own home
  • I have lived in my home for at least 1 year
  • I am within the income limits *
  • I live in the City of Goshen
  • I am current on mortgage, property tax, and insurance payments


What are the income limits?

Single $45,950
 Family of 2 $52,500
 Family of 3 $59,050
 Family of 4 $65,600
 Family of 5 $70,850
 Family of 6 $76,100
 Family of 7 $81,350
 Family of 8 $86,600


How Does Help-a-House work?

  • A program representative will make sure that you are eligible for the program through the above requirements and work with you one-on-one supplying details about the program.
  • A carpenter will come to inspect the areas of your home that are in need of repair.
  • An estimate will be given for the total amount of money needed to make the repairs which is offered in the form of a deferred loan.
  • The committee will approve or deny the amount.
  • Repairs will be made on your home and you will sign the final paperwork. total amount of money that can be approved for your project depends on several factors.

What is a deferred loan?

  • This is a 0% interest, $0 monthly payment loan that is due when you sell or are no longer living in the home.
  • Payments against the loan may be made at any time, or may be paid in full upon selling the house.

It is very important for you to know that Help-A-House CANNOT and WILL NOT fix absolutely everything that is not working properly in your home. You are still responsible for upkeep and maintenance.

If your property currently has major structural deficiencies or code violations, it is possible that Help-A-House will NOT be able to help.


Restrictions or Limitations may include:

  • Properties on Land Contract, Rental Units DO NOT qualify. Mobile Homes.
  • Manufactured Homes built before 1991.
  • Properties that have negative equity.
  • If the applicant is under Chapter 13 Bankruptcy permission from the Trustee or Court will be required.
  • If the Trustee or Court do not provide authorization, Help-A-House will not proceed.
  • If the applicant is currently on a Forbearance Agreement or other form of Foreclosure Mitigation, assistance from Help-A-House may be delayed until mortgage deficiency has been cured.


I think I could qualify. How do I apply?

Click here to get started.  Complete the application and include the required documents. Submit it to Lacasa.


Help-A-House is an ongoing program that happens throughout the year. Volunteer groups can connect with us to establish a work day for their group. If you or your group would like to volunteer with Lacasa, email Megan Peel at [email protected] or call 574-533-4450 ext 21.


Help-A-House is made possible by the donations of many local businesses, organizations, and individuals. If you would like to participate as a donor please let us know by submitting a contact form or calling 574-533-4450, ext. 26.