In 2004, NHC conducted a survey of all the homesteads on Oahu and found that over half of the homes were in need of some level of repair. NHC responded to this need and launched Self Help Home Repair (SHHR) program. SHHR teaches ‘ohana how to fix and maintain their homes by attending a series of classes taught by volunteer contractors specializing in electric, plumbing, doors, windows, screens, flooring, roofing, painting, tool safety, project management, lead paint detection, environmental hazards, permitting, and budgeting. Once our families have completed their courses our General Contractor assess the families home repair needs and prioritizes them. SHHR has a mobile component taking our program into our Hawaiian communities to assure each project is completed and to the level of repairs, which match or exceed the Hawaii State Building Codes. Through building material donations from NHC’s Baseyard Hawaii, SHHR participants are able to reduce their building material budgets which allows them to complete more projects.
Previous training classes have included topics such as:
Last Updated 9/22/2016