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. The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty installs grab bars or assist railings in bathrooms. The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens does not.

You can contact the organizations for details on the assistance they provide.

Call 311 for assistance.

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