Senior homeowners in the Beaches area who are facing financial struggles can get help with home repairs, thanks to a new program from Beaches Habitat.
Applications will be accepted during the fourth quarter of 2020 for up to $15,000 in home repair or modifications for qualified senior homeowners. The current year’s focus will be on health and safety repairs that allow senior homeowners to age in place safely in their own homes. Applicants must be at least 60 years of age and demonstrate financial need.
Beaches Habitat is partnering with Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) to act as the initial point of contact for the program. BEAM will prescreen applicants for referral to Beaches Habitat. Consideration will be given to a wide range of repairs, such as roof repairs, window leaks, plumbing repairs, minor wood rot and other deferred maintenance items. Modifications may also allow for the installation of bathroom handrails, wheelchair ramps, sidewalk crack repairs and other tripping hazards.
Details on the application process will be provided in the near future at BeachesHabitat.org.
This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Beaches Habitat announces senior home repair program