Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro (N.C.) is securing funding to add home repair work to its services for low-income residents, the Greensboro News Record reported.

The program would work in the same way their home building program does -- making no-interest loans to owners to cover costs (which are minimized with work performed by volunteers and donations) in exchange for the owner's help in completing the project.

The program would focus its efforts on necessary repair work like leaky roofs and lead paint abatement. "There's obviously a need for these kinds of repairs," the News Record quotes Bob Kelley, the affiliate's executive director, as saying, "and there's nobody else in the community doing it right now."