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Home Repair Assistance for Low Income Homeowners

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 21, 20180 found this helpful
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I am an Home Health Aide and a lot of the elders I take care of go through the Ageing and Disability for similar things like this. They don't take too long to answer you back seeing as they are all for helping out elders who can't work and are in need of assistance.

Try going to your County Ageing and Disability offices, they should be able to help your mother with getting help to apply for any assistance she might need and finding an affordable company. They might even just pay for the whole thing even if she isn't qualified for any assistance through their company, they are usually great with helping out with these things. Good luck!

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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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