Roof Repair Assistance for Low Income Homeowners

Who helps people with low income to repair a leaking roof? My mom's roof is in bad shape. She's on a fixed income. She lives in Elbert County, Elberton Georgia.

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May 23, 20170 found this helpful

www.BenefitsCheckUp.org
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.

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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:
www.NCOA.org/centerforbenefits/becs
BottomLinePersonal.com050116-DCA

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

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www.eldercaredirectory.org/state-resources.htm

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May 23, 20170 found this helpful

Here is a list of places for you to try in the area:

www.needhelppayingbills.com/.../northeastern_georgia_assistanc.html

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May 23, 20170 found this helpful

Here is a link for HUD in Georgia: portal.hud.gov/.../homerepairs

Churches and Habitat for Humanity can help, too.

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May 24, 20170 found this helpful

There are several agencies in Georgia that may be able to help. Some of these requests can be started on line (to see if she qualifies) but some may then require a personal visit. I am assuming your mother has transportation and personal help near by? Generally free help may only be provided to those on government assistance programs (food stamps, Medicaid) and must own the home needing repair (a mortgage is okay but the property must be in her name).

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You may want to check some of the agencies suggested and see if she qualifies. Even if she does not qualify for free help, she may qualify for a low cost loan. Sometimes there may be a waiting period as only a certain amount of funds are available for such programs each year.
Here are a couple of sites to check out:

portal.hud.gov/.../home_improvements

www.myfinancialprograms.com/.../

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