Critical Home Repair (CHR) programs address major safety concerns in homes by making necessary repairs at a subsidized rate, allowing homeowners to remain in their homes and preserving Cabarrus County’s dwindling affordable housing stock. The City of Concord, City of Kannapolis and Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus, all provide different levels and types of critical repair programs. More than a year ago, the three agencies began meeitng monthly to review critical repair applications that each of their agencies received. By meeting and reviewing jointly it has allowed them to assess if the application was more appropriate for another entity to accept and complete. This collaborative effort has ensured that more individual's home critical repair needs are met, as some individuals may have applied to the wrong jurisdiction or agency, previously making them ineligible for services.