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Getting Financial Assistance for Roof Repairs

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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May 24, 2016 Flag
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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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    June 17, 20160 found this helpful

    I lost my job just 6/3/2016. I am unemployed now and have a leaking roof

    Is their help for me and my family?

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    February 20, 2014 Flag
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    My wife and I are 72 years old. We live on SS with no other income. Our roof is 31 years old and needs to be replaced. We cannot afford to pay for a new roof because we live month to month with what we both receive from SS to pay for all our bills. Is there somebody that could help us out?

    By Bob W.

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    February 22, 20140 found this helpful
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    Hello - probably most of the people reading Thrifty has some of the same problems you are having (need versus not enough money) so all anyone can do is offer places for you to ask for help.

    We have no idea where you are located (what country?) but the advice may be the same. Check local churches, local charities, etc. for addresses of where to go and who to see.

    Many people in Florida still have tarps on their roofs from hurricane damages that happened years ago.

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    May 7, 2016 Flag
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    Are there grants for roof repairs for the elderly living in Lithonia, Georgia?

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      May 7, 20161 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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      September 1, 2011 Flag
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      My mother needs her roof repaired, and has no money to fix it. Can someone help with this for free? She is 86 years old and lives on a fixed income. I live in California and can't help her. She is strong and will need to stay in her home for some years.

      By Lydia

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      September 25, 20111 found this helpful

      If your family has a service member or had one that has since passed. You may try to contact your local Veterans of Foreign Wars. They may able to help or have someone there who can do it at a low cost. I know one church here in Missouri helped with one for a senior.

      Good luck.

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      April 27, 2016 Flag
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      I live in Gallup New Mexico. I have guardianship of 3 kids and a single uncle. My roof has been leaking and I need help. We are on a very fixed income. We are looking for a new roof, but can't find the money for it. Is there any agency out there that would help? Thanks.

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        April 28, 20160 found this helpful

        Finding home repair help can be difficult! A very easy online search for "low income home repair new mexico" produced many replies. You can try a search yourself and this US Department of Housing, etc., site to start. The people there will try to help you or suggest other resources.

        http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD ... new_mexico/homeownership/homerepairs

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        January 25, 2016 Flag
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        I'm in dire need of a roof and can't get a loan. I'm the only income in my home and make under 30,000 a year. Community assistance is overwhelmed with people needing assistance. Does anyone have suggestions for me? I live in Alabama. I'm really stressed and can't get help from anywhere.

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          January 28, 20160 found this helpful

          Call your township and ask for help some have contractors that you can call who will give you a discounted rate. If all else fails start getting figures on patching the roof. My township has a program that will loan you the money to put a new roof on and you don't have to payback the money unless you sell your house but that's for seniors only. I live in Illinois.

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          November 14, 2014 Flag
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          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 17, 20140 found this helpful

          You could check with the welfare office in your area. I'm not sure what it is called, but they must know of a program that would help.

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          September 20, 2015 Flag
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          Is there anywhere besides the city roofing program seniors can get free help?

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            September 20, 20150 found this helpful

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

            http://www.eldercaredirectory.org/state-resources.htm

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            February 20, 2015 Flag
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            I am 80 years and low income and have wind and hail damage on my roof. The house was built in 1995 and has not been re-roofed. My insurance wants a $5,000 deductible, which I do not have. I live in Stockton, Missouri. Is there any help for me?

            By Nancy

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            February 20, 20151 found this helpful

            http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-ser ... amily-housing-repair-loans-grants/mo

            State Office

            601 Business Loop 70 West

            Parkade Center, Suite 235

            Columbia, MO 65203

            Phone: (573) 876-0976

            FAX: (855) 830-0685

            TDD: (573) 876-9480

            What does this program do?

            Provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

            How may funds be used?

            Loans may be used to repair, improve or modernize homes or remove health and safety hazards

            Grants must be used to remove health and safety hazards

            What are the terms of the loan or grant?

            Loans can be repaid over 20 years

            Loan interest rate is fixed at 1%

            Full title service is required for loans of $7,500 or more

            Grants have a lifetime limit of $7,500

            Grants must be repaid if the property is sold in less than 3 years

            If applicants can repay part, but not all of the costs, applicants may be offered a loan and grant combination

            Even if they can't help you, they might be able to connect you with someone who can.

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            August 4, 2015 Flag
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            I live in South Carolina. How do I go about getting my roof fixed? It's a family house owned by my uncle. He receives disability and so do I. Is there anyone in the Horry county area that could help us?

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              August 4, 20150 found this helpful

              Your uncle can try:

              http://www.eldercaredirectory.org/state-resources.htm

              Scroll down to your state.

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              July 21, 2015 Flag
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              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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                May 26, 2015 Flag
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                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.eldercaredirectory.org/state-resources.htm

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                  April 1, 2015 Flag
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                  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, 2015 Flag
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                  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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                  September 24, 2013 Flag
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                  My mom lives in Chicago, Illinois. Her roof is leaking and needs to be fixed. She is 86 and wants to stay in her home. She has insurance, but we can't come up with the 1000.00 deductible. We contacted the Department of Aging and she was put on an emergency list "last" December and rain is now destroying her back bedroom. With winter coming her heating bill will be high if the roof does not collapse in the mean time. Any suggestions where to go for help?

                  By Pat L from Chicago, IL

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                  September 25, 20130 found this helpful

                  See if you have an energy assistance agency in your area. It is usually through community assistance and can be found through them. She should qualify for help.

                  If she is a church attendant you may want to put the word out she needs the money or the repairs. I hope those help.

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                  August 1, 2013 Flag
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                  How do I get free roof repairs? I am going to lose my home without help. I have black mold and my dining room ceiling is falling in.

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