Home Repair Assistance for Senior Citizens

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Depending on where you live, there may be assistance for seniors to do repairs around the house. Contact the Council on Aging, Habitat for Humanity, or local churches or Senior Citizen centers to help find some help.
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July 13, 2018

I take care of a blind and deaf 83 year old man. A big tree broke, he has no money and no insurance. He needs someone to cut off the part that broke. Please tell me if you know a program or someone who can do this for him.

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July 13, 20180 found this helpful
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You might try asking for help at a local church or contact a civic organization that might have resources for someone who is disabled. Perhaps a neighbor could cut it for him.

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July 13, 20180 found this helpful
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Contact the city/borough/county (depending on where he lives) municipal department and see if they can help. If there is any chance the tree is impeding on the public space, they may help for free or at a reduced cost.

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We had this happen with a maple in front of our house that was half on and half off boro property and they paid half of the removal feel

To find them I would go to Google, type in the town name and municipal services or maintenance services. When I do this for my town it comes right up.

If they can't help, see if they know of a community specific organization that can help. Some areas have just such entities to help those in need at free or very reduced costs.

Good luck!

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July 14, 20180 found this helpful
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I'm not sure your city or county can help as there are so many people with similar problems that it might be setting a precedence that would require them to assist more people and they could not afford to do this.

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  • I'm not sure Habitat for Humanity does very much of this type of help but you could check:
  • www.habitat.org/
  • I believe you should try to get help from a nearby church - if it is not too big a job they may have someone that could help.
  • I have heard of requests like this being made at a Veterans of Foreign War club house and got surprising results.
  • You may have to try unconventional ways to get this kind of help. Place an ad on Craigslist explaining the circumstances and maybe someone will help.
  • Try placing this same information on Nextdoor as this will be within the same neighborhood and that may be a good thing.
  • nextdoor.com/.../
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November 17, 2019

My mom lives alone and has a house in Georgia. The steps entering the house are falling apart. All of the plumbing is leaking and the AC/heater stopped working.

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The floors are falling in, the windows leak, and one of her toilets won't flush. Major home repairs are needed. Who can help her in our state?

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November 17, 20191 found this helpful
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There are lots of agencies that provide help with home repairs and most can be found if you Google: free home repairs low income senior and provide your zip code (Georgia is a big state and different services may not be in every county so add your zip code).
I would say to check local churches but the repairs are too extensive for a small place to be able to help.

I have a few listed below but someone will probably have to help her complete the many forms needed to see if she qualifies and if they have funds to help her.

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Habitat does repairs but you'll have to check their site to see what can be done for your mother.

www.habitat.org/.../united-states-america

You can check some of these agencies but some (like HUD) may tell her she needs to move to one of their sites instead of doing massive repairs.

www.hud.gov/.../homerepairs

www.rd.usda.gov/.../ga

lowincomerelief.com/.../

rebuildingtogether.org/find-your-local-affiliate

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November 18, 20190 found this helpful
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There are a lot of home assistance programs for seniors online these days. In some cases if the home is as badly damaged as you say it is they might not repair this home and will tear it down. I would start off in your area and contact HUD. Then go to the US Government and start applying for some low interest or loans that don't need to be paid back.

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This will all take time and winter is coming. In some cases these people will take up to a year or longer to get you the help you need. I would try a local church or a community help center to see if people can help you out a lot faster.

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October 22, 2019

I am a low income person and my mom and I are looking for someone to fixed my grandma's plumbing and electric.

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October 22, 20190 found this helpful

Here is a great way to find assistance for your grandmother. The site lists 7 different ways you can find assistance. You can also try to get some help from HUD in your area. I would check on a few ot the sites listed here first they normally have a lot of information to help you out. dailycaring.com/.../

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October 22, 20190 found this helpful

You can try HUD.org or Habitat for Humanity.

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October 22, 20190 found this helpful

Try Google - help with home repairs low income senior with your zip code.
This should give you several places in your area to start filling out forms.
Perhaps you or your mother can complete the forms for your grandmother.
If you need help you should contact family services in your area and ask them how to find someone to help with forms.

You can also contact AARP for assistance with finding help:

www.aarp.org/.../

local.aarpfoundation.org/

Sometimes Habitat for Humanity will help or help you find someone who can.

www.habitat.org/

Here are a couple of links that have information on finding help.

rebuildingtogether.org/find-your-local-affiliate

eldercare.acl.gov/.../Index.aspx

You will have to complete many forms for your grandmother and help does not happen overnight. Most of the time (once she has been approved) she would be placed on a waiting list and this list can be long and slow.

Sometimes minor problems can be fixed by local people - perhaps contact a local church and ask for help.

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October 15, 2019

I'm 67 years old and living on SS. I need help with winterizing and new siding on a mobile home. I have gotten estimates and everyone wants $7,000 to $10,000 to do the job. I really need some help. I don't have that kind of money, and the siding I have is rotting.

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October 15, 20190 found this helpful

You can contact HUD.org, Habitat for Humanity, churches and the Council for the Aging.

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October 16, 20190 found this helpful

There is the Housing Repair Program is for seniors who meet low income standards.You will then qualify for federal loans and grants.homeguides.sfgate.com/grants-senior-citizens-fix-up-homes... Go to this link they will help you with home repairs.

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October 16, 20190 found this helpful

HUD may be able to help you out on this one. I know there are government offices that do low-interest loans or give grants to help repair and fix a home. I am not sure if a mobile home will qualify for this or not. You can start off with HUD and they will help you out and redirect you to another agency to help you if this one is necessary.

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September 13, 2016

Many senior citizens are living on fixed incomes that often are insufficient to meet the maintenance needs of their homes. This is a page about finding roof repair assistance for seniors.

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