SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- There is free money available to help repair your home. It's not too good to be true, but there are a few restrictions.
Shirley Knight lives on a fixed income. Finding money to make repairs to her house isn't easy.
"I only get a certain amount a month. So it is very, very difficult," said Knight.
But one day, repairs did appear and at no cost to Shirley. "I was tickled to death. I was tickled to death," she said.
It's thanks to Habitat for Humanity's Creating Healthy Homes project.
"I have the old, wooden windows. First time I've ever been able to open the windows in the kitchen, that is wonderful," said Knight.
The program provides up to $5,000 forgivable grant to owner-occupied homes in Springfield.
"This is a direction that habitat in general is going internationally is to do home repairs on top of providing that home ownership opportunity," said Habitat for Humanity Director of Family Services Nancy Williams.