COVER Home Repair was founded in the Upper Valley in 1998. COVER’s mission is to foster hope and build community by bringing together homeowners and volunteers to complete urgently needed home repairs for low-income homeowners, many of whom are elderly and/or disabled. Our programs include: Home Repair, Weatherization, and The COVER Store.
Our projects consist of roof repair and construction, accessibility remodeling (wheelchair ramps, widening doorways, new stairs, and railings), weatherization and energy efficiency measures, and floor repair. Qualifying home repair and weatherization projects must meet the following criteria: the repair must be urgently needed; the home must be within 45 minutes of our facility in White River Junction; the repair must be suitable for volunteers and the homeowner must be able and willing to participate in the day. Eighty-five percent of COVER homeowners make less than the Federal Poverty Guideline.
During the winter months, COVER organizes volunteers to weatherize homes using its blower door and infra-red camera to detect the location of cold air infiltration and seal the leaks.