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Home Repair Assistance for Low Income Families

I have a mother-in-law who is 84 years old and a daughter that's on disability. My husband is only working a part time job and I'm on and off to work. I also have a 17 year old son who's in high school. We are considered a low income family. Is there any source of help out there that can help us fix the problems of our 50 year old home? It needs roofing, kitchen, and bathroom repairs.

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January 12, 20170 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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January 14, 20170 found this helpful

USDA rural development can help you if you don't like in a big city. Check out their website, Salvation Army , also online at social security there is the LIS extra help program, maybe your son could work part time and your state unemployment office could help find a full time job

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