How can I get financial assistance for repairs to my home?

A fellow caregiver asked...
I'M 64 AND ON DISABILITY… I NEED A NEW ROOF ON MY HOME OF 1700 SQUARE FEET , HOW CAN I GET HELP ?

Expert Answer

Nan Hayes is founder of MoveSeniors.com, the national resource network of Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists for seniors, and President of RightSized Living, a senior home transition service in Illinois.

 

Most counties have a Senior Citizen Home Repair program. Requirements and assessment of the problem  vary and will usually require an evaluation of the problem along with the proper documentation including proof of home ownership, state disability, income statements, valid state ID and so on. Contact your county social services or your Area Agency on Aging for more information.