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Finding Plumbing Repair Help for Low Income Homeowners

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Plumbing repairs may be too expensive for many low income homeowners. However they are quite necessary for health and even safety. Finding a source of assistance to reduce the costs can help. This is a guide about finding plumbing repair help for low income homeowners.
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May 13, 2015

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?

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May 13, 20150 found this helpful
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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.

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February 23, 20150 found this helpful

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?

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By Beth

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December 5, 20170 found this helpful
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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.

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May 18, 2018

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?

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May 18, 20180 found this helpful

Go to HUD.org and click on your state.

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May 19, 20180 found this helpful

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.

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Your local senior social services may be able to help you find a local "help" group.

  • Government agencies, like HUD, offer help but it is a slow and sometimes tedious process.
  • Since help with a sink is all the assistance your mother is seeking I would suggest trying to get help from a local agency as there are usually several within any given community.
  • Sometimes finding the right one may be time consuming but this process should be much faster and less hassle with paperwork.
  • Try Google help with house repairs senior on low income with your zip and see if there are any local agencies listed.
  • There are some smaller (government and non-profit) organizations that help with smaller jobs so just keep applying. Habitat for Humanity also does work like this so check this out also.
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  • rebuildingtogether.org/find-your-local-affiliate
  • eldercare.acl.gov/.../Index.aspx

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.

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May 19, 20180 found this helpful

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

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November 25, 2014

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.

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December 5, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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A leaking hotwater heater usually has to be replaced, unless it is leaking from a connection.

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December 5, 20170 found this helpful

Call your local church. People like to help others in need.

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January 23, 20150 found this helpful

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

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December 20, 20140 found this helpful

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

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