Finding Roof Repair Help for Senior Citizens?

I need help with roof repairs, I have some materials, like 18 packs of shingles. Habitat for Humanity only helps veterans. When I call, here in the state of Georgia, they are not helping senior citizens with home repairs. They say the program ran out of funds.


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October 6, 20170 found this helpful
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I'd contact HUD first:

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You do not say if you are on a limited budget but sometimes free help gets scarce at this time of year as many government agencies have used all their resources and cannot help anyone until their new budget is approved. Sometimes this is late in October or could be November and some do not have a new budget until January.


  • If you do not find help be sure to keep checking with your local Habitat and try to find out when their funds will be available.
  • Your area may be hard pressed for repairs so you may have to keep checking back with some agencies until they have available funds.
  • You only say "senior" and do not say if you are on a limited budget or if you are disabled so you may find that some funds are held back for more serious cases.
  • Try checking with the Senior Services in your area (they go under different names so search around with your zip code) as they can many times help seniors find needed services and many times faster than going through all the steps required for free government help.
  • You may have to wait until next year as even private firms that help out are low at this time of year.
  • Try visiting your church pastor or any church near you and ask for help with repairs as you do have some of the materials.
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  • I do not know if you are anywhere close to Atlanta but that city has a lot of agencies and lots of places to contact for help.
  • Try Google with your zip code and ask for senior help with roof repairs. You may find a list of agencies to contact. it will take a lot of time completing forms but that is the only way it might happen for you.
  • Here are some web sites to check out.
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October 5, 20170 found this helpful

Contact in your area.
I would also contact churches in your area.

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October 6, 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:

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


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October 13, 20170 found this helpful

House repairs for the elderly.

Step 1
Contact House Proud Atlanta.

Step 2
They provide free home repair for low income ,or disabled seniors.

Step 3
They help with home repairs,and home improvements.

Step 4
They are in Atlanta.

Step 5

Step 6
Here is the link to this program.

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