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Home Repairs, Modifications & Accessibility

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  • Accessible Home Construction (11)
    BH-3000.1000

    Accessible Home Construction

    BH-3000.1000

    Programs that build, finance or facilitate the construction of barrier free homes for people with disabilities.
  • Home Barrier Removal Grants (1)
    BH-3000.3520

    Home Barrier Removal Grants

    BH-3000.3520

    Programs that provide cash assistance for qualified people with disabilities who want to install ramps or elevators, widen doorways, install grab bars in showers and bathrooms, lower kitchen and other cabinets or make other modifications in their homes in order to make them more accessible.
  • Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Grants/Loans (1)
    PH-3300.2740

    Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Grants/Loans

    PH-3300.2740

    Programs that provide small grants or loans that help homeowners who qualify (often older adults and people in emergency situations) pay for minor home repair services such as roof repairs, window replacements or repairs to septic tanks. Specific services covered by the programs and eligibility criteria vary. Also included are programs that provide grants or loans for the construction, repair and/or sealing of household water well systems, primarily in eligible rural areas.
  • Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services (15)
    PH-3300.2750

    Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services

    PH-3300.2750

    Programs that provide assistance for people who need to do routine maintenance on their homes or make minor repairs.
  • Home Rehabilitation Loans (2)
    BH-3000.3550-360

    Home Rehabilitation Loans

    BH-3000.3550-360

    Programs that provide loans for income-eligible people who want to repair or modify their homes or mobile homes to make them energy-efficient, attractive, safe and free of health hazards; or which help eligible individuals find loans for this purpose. Most loan programs cover major repairs, system upgrades and replacements (e.g., plumbing, heating or electrical systems) but not minor repairs. Included are conventional home rehabilitation loans, deferred loans (in which payments are deferred until the home is sold) and forgivable loans (in which all or a part of the loan is forgiven if the borrower resides in the home for a specified period of time). The forgiven part of a forgivable loan amounts to a contingent grant. If the borrower sells the home prior to the specified time period, all or part of the loan is due. A common variation is to have portions of the loan forgiven gradually over a period of years.
  • Home Safety Evaluations (2)
    JR-8200.3000-250

    Home Safety Evaluations

    JR-8200.3000-250

    Programs that conduct home inspections to assess and make recommendations to eliminate potentially hazardous conditions and to ensure that the individual or family has a plan to deal with emergencies should they arise. Safety evaluation programs often target homes with children or elderly residents and focus on dangerous rugs or floors, fire hazards, unsanitary or unsafe kitchens or bathrooms, poor lighting, unsafe storage of medication and other toxic materials, hazardous placement of kitchen equipment and other tools, access barriers in the home or yard and other discernible problems.
  • Refuse Disposal Services (3)
    TE-8920.7200

    Refuse Disposal Services

    TE-8920.7200

    Programs that provide facilities that are licensed to dispose of all types of residential, commercial and industrial waste products.
  • Senior Move Managers (9)
    BH-5000.8000

    Senior Move Managers

    BH-5000.8000

    Programs that help older adults (and others) who are faced with the prospect of moving from one environment to another (particularly those who are downsizing from a family home and moving to a retirement community or smaller residence) cope with the physical and emotional aspects of making the transition. Move managers plan, coordinate and supervise all aspects of a move. They may help people sort through and organize their belongings and decide what to take; determine and coordinate the disposition of articles that will be left behind; develop a timetable for the move; plan for the placement of furnishings and other items in the new space; identify and contact professionals such as moving companies, estate sales companies, storage facilities and realtors who may be required during the relocation process; provide packing materials; pack the individuals belongings; supervise the activities on moving day; and unpack and set up the new home according to the person's wishes, hanging pictures, making beds, connecting electrical appliances and, overall, making the new environment immediately livable.
  • Weatherization Programs (1)
    BH-3000.1800-950

    Weatherization Programs

    BH-3000.1800-950

    Programs that provide assistance in the form of labor and supplies to help people improve the energy efficiency of their homes and protect them from the elements. The program provides ceiling insulation, attic venting, double glazed windows, weather-stripping, minor housing envelope repairs, low-flow showerheads, evaporative cooler vent covers, water heater blankets, pipe wrap, duct wrap, switch and outlet gaskets, caulking, and other related energy conservation measures. Weatherization programs may have age, income, disability or other eligibility requirements.
  • Yard Cleanup (1)
    PH-3300.9750-950

    Yard Cleanup

    PH-3300.9750-950

    Programs that offer the services of individuals who remove trash and other debris that has accumulated on the residential property of people who need or want this service.
  • Yard Maintenance (5)
    PH-3300.9750

    Yard Maintenance

    PH-3300.9750

    Programs that pay for or provide services that help homeowners and renters care for the lawns, plants and trees and associated structures on their property.