You can get information about free minor home repairs for low- or moderate-income homeowners or tenants age 60 and older.
These repairs include:
- Minor plumbing
- Minor carpentry and electrical work
- Caulking and weather-stripping of windows and doors
- Installation or repair of door locks and chains
Major work, such as the installation of a ramp, is not provided.
Depending on individual situations, some condominium or co-op owners may also qualify.
Services are provided by two non-profit organizations. You can contact the organizations for details on the assistance they provide:
- Renters, homeowners, or qualified condominium or co-op owners can contact The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty at (212) 453-9542.
- Homeowners or qualified condominium or co-op owners can contact the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens at (212) 962-7655.
Types of Home Repairs Not Provided
Examples of the types of repairs that are not provided include:
- Major renovations and ramps
- Installation of air conditioners, ceiling fans, doors, or toilets
- Fixing appliances
- Boiler or furnace work
- Room painting
- Roof repairs
Grab Bars in Bathrooms
The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty installs grab bars or assist railings in bathrooms. The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens does not.