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Continue living independently in your own homes with home improvement assistance for homeowners.

spring 2010 2Hearts & Hammers – Twin Cities, Inc. is a private non-profit organization that provides exterior painting and home improvement assistance for senior and physically disabled homeowners.

Assistance is provided at no cost and is completed during Program Day events in May and September. Hearts & Hammers enables deserving Twin Cities’ homeowners to continue living independently, in homes that are weatherproof, safe and secure. If you, or a deserving homeowner you know meet all of the guideline, you (they) may qualify for assistance.

How do I apply for Hearts & Hammers home improvement?
Click on the link above and download a homeowner application or call 763 502 1000 to request that an application be mailed to you. Review the eligibility requirements and complete and sign the application. Please return your completed application to the following address:

Hearts & Hammers – Twin Cities
Attn: Home Selection Committee
PO Box 26124
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

When will the work on my home be performed?
Last Saturday in May or Saturday after Memorial Day

The 3rd Saturday in September

Is there any charge for the work performed?
No, there is no charge to the homeowner to participate in Hearts & Hammers. Hearts & Hammers relies on the time and skill of volunteers and on donated supplies to complete the home improvement projects.
What type of home improvement does Hearts & Hammers provide?
Home improvements are limited to exterior painting and repairs. They typically include painting, caulking, repair or replacement of windows and doors, ramp construction, repair or replacement of exterior light fixtures, landscaping, removal of debris and other services to restore the character of the home and to improve its weatherproofing and security. Hearts & Hammers does not provide any interior refurbishment, major electrical work or plumbing services.
Do I qualify for assistance from Hearts & Hammers?
You may qualify if you answer yes to the following questions:

  • You must own and occupy your home
  • Your home must be a single family residence
  • You plan on living in your home for at least 2 years
  • Your home has a siding material that can be painted
  • Your home requires significant exterior painting
  • You are physically unable to care for the exterior of your home
  • Your annual income is not sufficient to make improvements to your home.

Please note: Submission of the homeowner application does not guarantee selection.

How are Hearts & Hammers homes selected?
Homes are selected based on homeowner application, personal interview and a technical inspection of the home.
How can I get more information about Hearts & Hammers?
For more information contact Hearts & Hammers today.
  • With the combination of costs and physical labor, we just couldn’t get things done. Hearts and Hammers gave us 200%. When they left, it looked just absolutely perfect.

    Milton and Bernadine Saint Paul, Minnesota

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