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Apply with WARM

IMPORTANT: Please call the WARM office at (910) 399-7563 for an initial screening to see if you qualify.

WARM has 4 basic requirements applicants must meet to qualify for free home repair:


  1. Applicant must own and occupy the home in need of repairs for at least 3 years.

  2. The home must be located in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, or Onslow county. 

  3. Total household income must meet WARM guidelines, based on county of residence, number of residents living in-home, and other criteria. 

  4. WARM's work is designed to keep you in your home longer by completing safety-related repairs, accessibility upgrades, roofing and weatherization, and disaster recovery rebuilds. Additions, beautification, and general maintenance requests will be denied.

Please note that meeting these basic requirements does not guarantee the request will be granted. Our personnel will determine if the rebuild falls within the scope of WARM, Inc.’s mission and capabilities.


Due to limited resources, we cannot help everyone who is eligible.


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Click through the 3 phases of the application process below:

Phase 1: Application

In order for us to process your request, it is essential that you fully complete the application and submit copies of required proof of ownership and proof of income. See details on page 1 of application.

Please submit the entire package together. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documentation is submitted in the beginning of the process. All information remains confidential and will only be shared with other social agencies which may provide assistance to you. We encourage you apply in person so that we can meet you and make copies if needed. Mailed applications must be sent to WARM Headquarters.

Within a few weeks of submitting your application, you will receive a letter from us indicating whether or not you are eligible for consideration in the WARM program.

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WARM Headquarters

5058 Wrightsville Avenue

Wilmington, NC 28403

volunteer makes siding repairs

Warm – that is how I feel about your organization. The name sure does fit! You all made me feel so warm. When I thought the home was too far gone, that’s when they started performing miracles and made my house feel like a home again.

volunteers make floor repairs

The floor has collapsed in the center of my home. I got an estimate for repairs, and it was over $10,000 which is my annual income. I have no savings, no access to credit, and cannot afford the cost of repairs. These repairs will give me use of my home, my safety, and my independence back. My home is only 864 square feet, but it's the only thing I own.

volunteer makes home repairs

This program is good for people that have worked all their life, but after retiring or losing a loved one must make so many changes because they don’t have the money they used to have.