The purpose of this program is to assist low to moderate income seniors who cannot afford repairs needed to their home to accommodate the special needs of older adults to make their homes safer. If you are 60+ and live in the City of Eureka (owner or renter), your income does not exceed $48,050 for individuals ($54,900 for couples) you may qualify for this free service. The repairs cannot exceed $300 per fiscal year. Low to moderate income households and repairs that address safety or health hazards will have priority.
The workers can help with most any small job that will maintain the health and safety of the senior and keep them in their home - the restricting guideline is the job cannot require a licensed contractor or a building permit.
The repairs can include, but are not limited to: repairs to floor boards, porches, steps, railings, installation of grab bars, hand rails, smoke detectors, weatherization of windows and doors, safety repairs such as tacking down loose carpet, other minor tasks that would be difficult for seniors, such as changing light bulbs in ceiling fixtures, changing batteries in smoke detectors, and minor electrical or plumbing work.
Call us at 443-9747 x 1240 for more information and to sign up. We can direct you to other programs for bigger repairs and ramps, too.
Senior Home Repair