The mission of Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc. (WARM) is to make people safer in their own homes by mobilizing volunteers to complete urgent repairs and accessibility upgrades. WARM serves low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties, many of whom are elderly and/or disabled.
 
Our work makes homes safer and lowers the risk of:
 
 Falls, fires, and other home accidents
 Illness due to in-home environmental hazards
 Home displacement due to life-threatening safety hazards and
                    debilitating injuries
 
 
 
WHAT IS SUBSTANDARD HOUSING?
 
Substandard housing compromises the health, safety and well being of every member of the family. Effects of substandard housing can include illness, increased healthcare costs, risk of fires, injury due to falls and other accidents, and absenteeism from school and/or work.

But the effects of substandard housing don’t stop at the front door. As these citizens function in the community, their condition creates a ripple effect on the schools they attend, area businesses where they work and shop, the property values in their neighborhoods, and the well-being of the entire community.
 
When residents are forced to move out because their homes are uninhabitable, they usually move into a group home facility, increasing the burden on the taxpayer and the community’s infrastructure.




 

 
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