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Getting Financial Assistance for Roof Repairs

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When your roof is starting to fail it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. This guide is about getting financial assistance for roof repairs.

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September 13, 20162 found this helpful

Many senior citizens are living on fixed incomes that often are insufficient to meet the maintenance needs of their homes. This is a guide about finding roof repair assistance for seniors.

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February 22, 20171 found this helpful

Low income homeowners often can not afford the cost of roof repairs. Searching for agencies or organizations that might help with the costs may be their only solution. This is a guide about roof repair for low income homeowners.

Roof with damaged shingles.

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By 7 found this helpful
May 24, 2016

I need help, including donated materials and a licensed company, to help bring my roof up to city codes. I do not have the money to pay for this work. Is there any way that I can get the help that I need?

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May 25, 20162 found this helpful

You didn't say where you live. But, you can go on line and find the nearest energy trust or energy assistance program and they can often help.

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May 25, 20161 found this helpful

While I don't know how Habitat for Humanities works, might it be worthwhile asking them to help you with your place in exchange for hours you volunteer?

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March 21, 20172 found this helpful

credit is not that good... need a roof really bad. Inverness Florida.

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April 20, 2017

I am 60 years old and disabled. The last time I had my roof replaced it was a joke. I am not able to get it fixed. Is there any way to get it replaced where I don't have to stop eating to pay for it? Please I need help.

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November 14, 20140 found this helpful

My neighbor who is 93 years of age has a house that is also 93 years of age. It does not show a lot of damage to the home, still she does need some repairs. Also she really needs a roof put on. Without that roof she can lose her home insurance within three months. Once meeting her you wouldn't think that she is 93. She is very sweet. How can I find her some help?

By Nancy I. from Augusta, GA

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November 15, 20140 found this helpful
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The best thing to do would be to call your local Office of Aging. I don't know if that's what it will be called in your area, but there is usually some place similar in most areas. They will be able to direct you to what programs are available. My in-laws had a furnace put in and the bill was only due when the house was sold (a lien). It worked out very well for them. I hope there's a good program close to you. Good luck.

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By 1 found this helpful
July 12, 2016

How can I receive help with the repairing of my roof? I need a donation of materials and a licensed contractor to do the repair. I do not have the money to pay for the work. I'm willing to set up some kind of payment plan. Is there any way I can get the help I need? I have less than 3 weeks to have it repaired. Thank you.

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July 14, 20160 found this helpful

I have little to no money just started working again I have a shake roof that's over 25 years old needs replacement immediately.... I have no money what are my options

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July 20, 20162 found this helpful

I have no income. Senior citizen need help putting roof on my house and need other work too. Husband is disable too. Who can i turn too for help in birmingham al.

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June 14, 2017

I will be 58 next month (July), am disabled on a fixed income and live in a pocket of Maricopa county in Mesa, AZ. (Dreamland Villa 55+ community) My roof is in such bad shape I couldn't get insurance. It leaks and is threatening to collapse with each rain. I desperately need help getting it replaced and the damage inside repaired. My only income is SSD and I owe back taxes, but my house is paid for. Do you know of any agencies that can help?
Thank you!

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By 0 found this helpful
May 23, 2017

Who helps people with low income to repair a leaking roof? My mom's roof is in bad shape. She's on a fixed income. She lives in Elbert County, Elberton Georgia.
Please if you have any ideas.

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April 9, 2017

Where can I find assistance for a new roof and flooring for someone on a fixed income every month?

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April 9, 20170 found this helpful

You can try this agency for possible help-scroll down to your state for the correct agency.

http://www.elde  te-resources.htm

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April 9, 20171 found this helpful

SENIORS-National Council On Aging (NCOA)

US Administration on Aging 800.677.1116 www.eldercare.gov-financial, employment, legal & caregiving help

The National Counseling On Aging has a free resource site:

www.BenefitsCheckUp.org

This site is a confidential and free and easy resource service to help people 55 years and older locate and apply for benefits. There are numerous financial assistance programs, both public and private, that can help struggling Seniors trying to make ends meet. The site has information on more than 2000 programs. Many are available to anyone in need who qualify, while others are available only to older adults and can help them retain their independence.

Benefit Types:

Food Assistance, Health Care, Prescription Drugs, Utility Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), low income housing, tax relief, respite care, free legal assistance and many other benefit programs are available.

To use the site, you enter basic information about the person in need-date of birth, zip code, and check boxes for what the person needs assistance with. The site generates a report instantly, listing links to the programs and services that the person may qualify for.

Some assistance programs can be applied for online while other have downloadable form to be printed and mailed, faxed or emailed in, and some require you to contact the program directly.

Benefits Enrollment Center

It is also possible to get help in person at a Benefits Enrollment Center. There are currently 36 centers in 24 states and 12 more will be added in 2016. Visit the online site for locations:

www.NCOA.org/centerforbenefits/becs

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April 10, 20170 found this helpful

You could go to local churches. They have groups sometimes. Some high schools have community service requirements. You could go ask them.

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September 6, 2016

I have a neighbor who is a single mom. She desperately needs a new roof with much wood replacement and many other repairs to her home. She has no income, but does own the home. Can someone please refer me to someone who can help her in the Jacksonville, Florida.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

THis is the site for he Low Income HOusing Authority. They shoudl provide you with useful information. http://www.jaxh  lic-housing-faqs

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

You can contact local churches. People like helping others in need.

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May 17, 2017

Do you know any government programs that can assist me in repairing my roof? I am a single mother of 3 kids. I can not afford to repair my roof. I don't make a lot of money at my job and I pay all my bills by myself. I have no money left after I pay my bills and I really need a new roof on my home. Please help me!

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May 7, 2016

Are there grants for roof repairs for the elderly living in Lithonia, Georgia?

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May 7, 20162 found this helpful

Try this site for possible help:

SENIORS-National Council On Aging (NCOA)

The National Counseling On Aging has a free resource site:

www.BenefitsCheckUp.org

This site is a confidential and free and easy resource service to help people 55 years and older locate and apply for benefits. There are numerous financial assistance programs, both public and private, that can help struggling Seniors trying to make ends meet. The site has information on more than 2000 programs. Many are available to anyone in need who qualify, while others are available only to older adults and can help them retain their independence.

Benefit Types

Food Assistance, Health Care, Prescription Drugs, Utility Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), low income housing, tax relief, respite care, free legal assistance and many other benefit programs are available.

To use the site, you enter basic information about the person in need-date of birth, zip code, and check boxes for what the person needs assistance with. The site generates a report instantly, listing links to the programs and services that the person may qualify for.

Some assistance programs can be applied for online while other have downloadable form to be printed and mailed, faxed or emailed in, and some require you to contact the program directly.

Benefits Enrollment Center

It is also possible to get help in person at a Benefits Enrollment Center. There are currently 36 centers in 24 states and 12 more will be added in 2016. Visit the online site for locations:

www.NCOA.org/centerforbenefits/becs

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July 21, 2015

My roof is leaking badly. I am so deep in debt that I can't buy roofing materials. My husband can do the work, but I need to know if anyone knows of an organization or something that can help me get the materials to do it with? I live in Clinton, Oklahoma. Thanks in advance.

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July 22, 20150 found this helpful

Check in your area and see if Habitat for Humanity has a store reasonably close to you. I don't know what the stores would be called, but they sell a lot of donated items for a real reasonable price. Also if you belong to a church talk to the pastor and maybe they will take up a special offering to help you with the materials or maybe even a member of the congregation can donate the materials.

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By 0 found this helpful
June 2, 2015

I'm a Vietnam vet and need a little help with roof repair. Where can I go? Thank you.

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June 3, 20150 found this helpful

You can try this agency for possible help-scroll down to your state for the correct agency.

http://www.elde  te-resources.htm

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By 0 found this helpful
May 26, 2015

I'm looking for a grant to fix my 40 year old roof. This past winter it was leaking in 4 different places. I'm 66yrs old, on Social Security, and can not afford to pay for a roof and ceiling fixtures. Where I can get some help? Please!

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May 27, 20150 found this helpful

You can try this site for help in your state.

http://www.elde  te-resources.htm

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April 1, 2015

I'm am on disability and my roof in my bedroom is leaking causing a hole in my roof. I have no money to get it fixed. Does anyone know of any programs, loans, or grants available to help?

By DjackR from Altoona, PA

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April 1, 20150 found this helpful

Many people have problems in their homes and need help for plumbing, construction, electric, general repair or to rebuild homes due to fire, flood and other problems that they are not able to afford. Unfortunately, there are no federal, state, county, etc., government agencies that help people needing home repairs in any state.

In some areas there may be volunteer, nonprofit, and other entities that might have the resources to help, however, these are usually difficult to find as there is no consolidated center to apply. Also, they may not be active all year, may not receive needed funding and have shut down, etc. You can try researching resources online and contact private and religious entities who may be able to help or suggest other possible resources. Good Luck!

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March 28, 20150 found this helpful

I need assistance with roof repairs in Rogers Arkansas. Who do I contact?

By Bonnie

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March 29, 20150 found this helpful

Many people have problems in their homes and need help for plumbing, construction, electric, general repair or to rebuild homes due to fire, flood and other problems that they are not able to afford. Unfortunately, there are no federal, state, county, etc., government agencies that help people needing home repairs in any state.

In some areas there may be volunteer, nonprofit, and other entities that might have the resources to help, however, these are usually difficult to find as there is no consolidated center to apply. Also, they may not be active all year, may not receive needed funding and have shut down, etc. You can try researching resources online and contact private and religious entities who may be able to help or suggest other possible resources. Good Luck!

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November 7, 20140 found this helpful

I'm on disability, I don't have the funds to fix my roof. It is leaking in the bathroom and bedroom and there might be mold around the window. How can I get help for this please?

By J Hacker

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November 7, 20140 found this helpful

Call the United Fund - their number is 211. They can put you in touch with any help that is in your area.

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October 13, 20140 found this helpful

I am a widow living in my house with the roof leaking. It is so bad I had to cover it with a tarpaulin. The insurance company refuses to sell me insurance because the roof is leaking right now. I am going thought some hardships. Is there any way I can get some help?

By Gardner J

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October 15, 20140 found this helpful

Check with your County Offices - the local Housing Finance Association (HFA) or HUD (Office of Housing and Urban Development) often have low income emergency home repair programs that can help you. You can also check with local churches, senior centers and see if they can connect you with local resources that can help.

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May 14, 20140 found this helpful

I need a new roof, but I don't have the money to get it done.
I'm unemployed and I've started my Social Security.
Do you know someone who can help me with this expense?

By SP from Fountain Inn, SC

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May 18, 20140 found this helpful

If you are elderly call your town hall and see if your area has a program where if your real estate taxes are paid you can finance a new roof at 6% interest and you can pay it off when you sell the house years later.

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