What We Do

We Enhance Lives and Strengthen Communities

Aging in Place Programs

Home Repairs

By providing free critical home repairs, we help give homeowners the ability to stay in their homes and “age in place” in safe, healthy environments. Project Houseworks’ Home Repair Program provides roof replacements, toilet and plumbing repairs and fixes for gas leaks and other serious problems that require immediate attention.

Home Modifications

Project Houseworks’ Home Modification Program focuses on enhancing the independence and mobility of those with disabilities, to help them remain safe in their homes. Our program helps to prevent unnecessary institutionalization by offering free modifications that help increase safety, security and all-around independence.

Home Affordability Program

Project Houseworks’ Home Affordability Program helps low-income families and persons achieve the dream of home ownership by providing affordable purchasing opportunities.

Warm the Metro

Warm the Metro is an annual program we offer each fall, in partnership with the Heating and Cooling Contractors Association (HACCA). Members of HACCA volunteer to provide furnace maintenance checks and free repairs (sometimes even replacements) for homeowners enrolled in Project Houseworks.

Brush Up

BRUSH UP is a community-based event that provides volunteer teams (this year we had 700 volunteers participate!)

In 2021, Brush Up had 50 volunteer teams painting 36 homes! This year’s paint day is August 20, 2022 and we can’t wait to revive even more homes in our community.  To learn more, click HERE!

Project Houseworks makes me believe in my fellow man. I can get help when I am down.

Betty, Homeowner

Support a Senior

A Project Houseworks sponsorship provides community-minded companies and their employees, foundations, service organizations and congregations with an opportunity to serve a senior while building a positive association with a nonprofit that holds a long, successful history in Omaha neighborhoods No homeowner wants to forgo basic home maintenance, but illness, aging, rising costs, job loss and other extenuating circumstances can force a neighbor to make difficult decisions. Project Houseworks and its programs help restore the homes in your neighborhood to safer, healthier conditions. Contact us at (402) 965-9201 or by email to see where your skills are needed most.

Get in Touch If you own your home in Douglas or Sarpy County and are age 60 or older, you may qualify for our services. Get in Touch