In February 2003, Davidson Housing Coalition, in collaboration with Davidson College, began exploring the addition of an emergency home repair program to its services.
After six months of research and regular meetings, HAMMERS, Hands Around Mecklenburg – Mooresville Making Emergency Repairs Safely, was created to address a growing concern about the prevalence of substandard housing in our area: Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville.
The goal of HAMMERS is to reduce the immediate threats to life, health, and safety in homes owned and occupied by lower wealth residents of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, and Mooresville. HAMMERS launched its first project in April 2005 and has completed repairs on more than 145 homes across the Lake Norman region since that time.
- The primary goal of the HAMMERS program is to reduce the immediate threats to life, health, and safety in homes owned and occupied by lower wealth residents in our communities.
- HAMMERS is governed by a Steering Committee, composed of both DHC board members and community volunteers.
- HAMMERS also has benefitted from a wonderful partnership for four years to create a very special Holiday home repair.
- The Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association (CRRA) Housing Opportunity Foundation (HOF) presented the 2008 Humanitarian Award to the HAMMERS Program.
What types of repairs qualify?
- Furnace/Air Conditioning
HAMMERS does not do painting, cosmetic work, yard work, general cleaning, mobile home hook ups or underpinnings, or the installation of siding, storm windows, gutters, insulation or septic systems.