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Financial Assistance for Fixing a Leaky Roof

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?


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June 15, 20170 found this helpful

SENIORS-National Council On Aging (NCOA)

US Administration on Aging 800.677.1116, employment, legal & caregiving help

The National Counseling On Aging has a free resource site:

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:


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June 15, 20170 found this helpful

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June 15, 20170 found this helpful

Go to There will be resources for your state.

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June 15, 20170 found this helpful

These are all good places but I would recommend you contact Habitat for Humanity in your area as they do repairs and they sometimes work much faster than government agencies.

Here is a form to contact the agency in your area:

https://habitat  ir-contact-form/

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July 7, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you!

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July 19, 20170 found this helpful

I have a neighbor that is 62 and need a new roof it is bad she can' afford is there any association that can help her

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