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I work for a disabled low income man in Noble, Oklahoma. His hot water heater went out over 2 months ago. He can't afford to replace it. He applied twice for assistance through a foundation from his electric company, but has been denied both times. Does anyone know of a program that he can get help through?
If he can afford to have somebody work for him he should be able to afford a new hot water heater. Of course there is a possibility that you are being paid through the Department of Social Services.
I am disabled and own my home. The main water line into my house needs to be replaced due to tree roots. I have no way to pay for this large job and I don't know where to turn for help. What can I do?
HUD is there to help repair home for people on a fixed income or disable. You should make an appointment with the office near you and see if you qualify for assistance.
My mother is 59 years old, low income, and doesn't have the money to fix her sink in a bathroom. How can she get help?
Go to HUD.org and click on your state.
There are several government agencies that offer assistance to seniors with low income but they are usually very slow in approving a project and even after approval, people are placed on a "waiting list" and reaching the top could take several months.
I always recommend asking for help at your local church as many times they have members who are in this type of occupation and will sometimes volunteer their services.
try churches, try Habitat for Humanity, try doing a google search for your area + low income home repair assistance. I guarantee you at least one group in your area offers home repair assistance for elderly/low income folks
My water heater leaks. I have kids in the home and no money. It is starting to have a odor. Any ideas for finding help to fix it?
By Cheyanna T.
If it is gas, it needs to be disconnected asap. If it is leaking it is not safe and will be making your water bill go up.
Call your local church. People like to help others in need.
I was recently laid off from a job after 27 years and I am struggling just to meet bills. I have apparently developed a leak in the slab of my house and my water bill has quadrupled. I really need this repaired ASAP. Is there anyone out there that can help me with this situation?
By Valerie T
I need to have my water heater replaced. It's starting to leak. Where or who on Staten Island, New York can help a low income senior citizen?
By Mary from Staten Island, NY