Every spring, EPHM distributes by mail, and otherwise makes available through local churches, business and town offices, applications for housing assistance. Homeowners fill out these applications and return them to the EPHM Board, which meets in late spring to make an initial determination whether the applications meet its basic qualifying criteria and, if so, whether the work requested, or any part of it, is feasible to accomplish during the summer season. EPHM’s Work Supervisor then evaluates each approved application, and comes up with a plan for the season based on the number and size of work groups expected. The Work Supervisor, together with EPHM’s Site Supervisors, then prepare sites and materials. The work that a group might do could range from building decks and/or outdoor stairs, to roofing, siding, painting, installing windows, and interior finish work.