QUALIFICATIONS – INCOME $28,000.00:
Lending Hands of Arizona (LHOA) provides support services through household rehabilitation and direct donation services to the following:
Veterans from any era (Master Staff Sergeant and below)
Search and Rescue
Low Income/Poverty Level
Members affiliated with other registered nonprofits 501 c (3) organizations
Widows of Law enforcement, search and rescue or veterans may qualify for services (Special Circumstances must be met prior to approval of services).
Lending Hands of Arizona (LHOA) is a self-funded organization and we rely strongly on public, private and company support for our services and donation products. We do not request or apply for Government, private or company financial support.
Verification of Organization:
Lending Hands of Arizona is registered and a verifiable non-profit 501 c (3) approved by the Internal Revenue Service and has been in operation since 2011. Lending Hands of Arizona provides household rehabilitation services and direct donation support to qualified applicants throughout the State of Arizona. You can verify Lending Hands of Arizona by calling the Internal Revenue Service at: 1-877-829-5500.
Applicants Applying Must Submit the Following:
Driver’s License (copy front and back)
Social Security (copy front and back)
Proof of Property (copy of deed)
Utilities (copy of recent water, gas, electrical bill etc.)
DD-214 (copy of military service)
DD-215 (copy of military service)
Law enforcement (copy of identification badge/number) (precinct location/phone number) (name of commanding officer)
Search and Rescue (copy of identification badge/number) (precinct location/phone number) (name of commanding officer)
Your information will not be provided to any outside nonprofits or public charities registered as a 501 c (3. Your information is viewed by the Executive Director and V.P. Of Business Operations. No other personnel, staff or volunteers are allowed to view your personal information. Our private investigator and legal counsel are the only outside members we (Lending Hands of Arizona) allow to receive, view and validate your information.
Applicant Verification Process:
Upon receiving your information, Lending Hands of Arizona will begin our verification process. We conduct financial background verification of property(s) and address search methods through the county assessor’s office and the Social Security to validate your social security, date of birth, name and we use. Our private investigator and/or our attorney will provide deeper background, financial, property checks if and when needed.
Household Rehabilitation Services include:
Flooring removal and installation of new flooring (laminate flooring only), drywall, painting (Interior/exterior), lighting interior/exterior, sealing of cracks in walls, floors, interior/exterior etc. insulation of home – no drywall or any type of wall material currently installed/attic (insulation batts only). Irrigation systems repaired (front and back), toilets removed and installed, sinks, cabinets kitchen/bathroom, doors interior/exterior (front/back), door knobs/deadbolts, interior frame widening for wheelchair access, wheelchair ramps, limited irrigation system installation, limited landscape renovation, removal of trees, plants, rocks or similar material that do not require the use of equipment.
Partnered Contractor Support Services include:
Sprayed in insulation in walls/ ceiling/attic/garage if available, stucco repair, electrical 1-3 wire pulls, fuses, panels per contractor digression, plumbing per contractor digression and HVAC roof or ground mount ac units per contractor digression, roofing repair or complete installation per contractor digression, cement such as driveway, sidewalks, patios of existing areas per contractor digression. (Partnered contractor services are not guaranteed).
Direct Donation Services:
We donate and install washer, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, toilets, microwaves, rugs and other miscellaneous household items. We cannot guarantee the item(s) condition. Some items are brand new and never used, some items are scratched, dented, discolored, discontinued. All items are tested prior to being donated and installed in your home.
Approval of Services:
Once you are approved for our household rehabilitation services you and/or your family members, friends etc. are expected to participate in the repair service of your home unless directed otherwise by the Director of Construction or another Lending Hands of Arizona executive member.
Costs for Household Rehabilitation Services:
All household rehabilitation services are “Free of Charge”. You and your household, property address of where the services will be provided for will not incur charges for materials, labor, permits etc.
Costs for Direct Donation Services:
All donated items are “Free of Charge”. You and your household, property address of where the donation items are being delivered and installed will be provided “Free of Charge” and you and your household will not incur any charges such as delivery, installation, materials, labor etc. fee’s.
Applicants that are found double dipping (applying at similar organizations, throughout the United States – multiple times) will be disqualified for our household rehabilitation program or direct donation services and you will be fined for any costs we incur.
Any fee’s LHOA incurs while verifying your information and should it become false or misleading information you will be fined for the costs (LHOA) incurs. Verification fee’s cost $500.00 to $1,500.00. Per the Internal Revenue Service, anyone found committing fraud against a public charity registered as a 501 c (3) shall receive fines and/or possible imprisonment for a minimum period of twenty (20) years and a $250,000.00 fine (per the I.R.S.) (ARS rules and Regulations).
Applicants that are applying for household rehabilitation services or direct donation support must provide documentation listed below. Any applicant failing to submit the requested documentation will be denied services. Any applicant submitting false or misleading information will be denied services and may be charged for our documentation verification methods. Methods used to verify applicants are by use of online verification methods, private investigator, Governmental verification processes and/or any other means needed to verify the legitimacy of an applicant’s documentation.
Applicants that have liquid assets such as a high property value of land, homes or other types of property and other liquid assets such as boats, jet skis, planes, helicopters, jets, atv’s, utv’s, dirt bikes or other all-terrain vehicles, remote control devices or outdoor/indoor enjoyment devices such as planes, boats, cars, trucks, dune buggies, tanks, helicopters etc. expensive computer gaming systems, parachuting and/or any other form of activity purchased by you and used for your enjoyment may be considered a liquid asset and you may be disqualified for our household rehabilitation services or direct donation services.
Lending Hands of Arizona will not provide construction services to renters of apartment and condominium complexes, rental homes or any other living structure that is not owned by the applicant.
Lending Hands of Arizona will donate removable items that a renter may remove from the rental property and take with them to their next place of residency.
Household Rehabilitation Services will be conducted on properties owned by the applicant(s). No services will be provided to for friends, family members, colleagues and/or anyone else not directly married to the applicant.
Direct Donation items will be donated to applicants that own property such as a house, mobile/manufactured home, tiny home and/or any other home that is owned by the applicant.
Direct Donation items will not be donated to an applicant and installed for a friend, family member, colleague etc. and in/or on property that is not owned by the applicant.
Property ownership must be owned by the applicant for a period of two (2) years or more. Any recent property transfers from one sibling, family member, friend, colleague etc. and in an attempt to receive free household rehabilitation services or direct donations will be considered “Fraud” and this matter will be turned over to law enforcement as well as our legal representative.
Anyone found submitting false or misleading information shall be held responsible for any costs we incur and these costs will be passed onto you. Such costs are property liens, court costs, attorney fees, private investigator fees, verification fees paid to the internal revenue service or our incurred costs may be held against you and/or your property and may include imprisonment. Anyone found committing charity fraud shall receive fines and/or possible imprisonment for a minimum period of twenty (20) years and a $250,000.00 fine (per the I.R.S.) (ARS rules and Regulations).