Community Homes of Patagonia (CHOP), the local nonprofit Community Housing Trust, has recently completed three home repair projects. The purpose of the program is to assist low-income resident homeowners who cannot afford to make needed repairs that pose a risk to their health and safety.

The first project entailed removing old shelving, so the homeowner could replace a leaking gas stovetop with a new stove/oven unit which the homeowner will finance herself. Also, leaking plumbing fixtures in the bath needed to be replaced.

The second project was replacing a gas water heater that had internal leakage. The final project was replacing a bathroom floor that had been damaged by an unsealed toilet fixture. The toilet was reset and sealed.

Funding for CHOP’s Home Repair Program is provided by United Way Of Santa Cruz County grants, as well as individual donations. If you or your neighbor are income-qualified and are unable to complete a needed repair, CHOP’s Home Repair Program Applications can be found at the Patagonia Town Hall, Patagonia Public Library, and
CHOP’s website For more information, call Amanda Montanez (520) 780-4186 or Tod C. Bowden (520) 394-9051