Elderly and disable with low-income can do repair and renovation projects by applying the grants from the federal programs. Grants are commonly used to pay administrative costs and labor, as well as to purchase the equipment. Seniors should not be repaid these grants, though several grants are asked to pay back the grant if the homeowners break the rules.
Federal Grants for the Elderly and Emergency Home Repairs: Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
The Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development or also known as HUD. For senior citizens who are disabled with low income, this grant program has purpose to expand the number of supportive housing for them. Funds can be used for the renovation of supportive, or the acquisition of structures, or the construction the housing units.
Washington, DC 20401
451 7th Street SW
Telephone: (202) 708-3000
Federal Grants for the Elderly and Emergency Home Repairs: Specially Adapted Housing Grant Program
Department of Veterans Affairs are funded the Specially Adapted Housing Grant program that offers grants for home repairs and renovations for disabled veterans. There are three different grants from this program include the Home Improvement and Special Alteration or HISA, Special Home Adaption or SHA, and Specially Adapted Housing or SAH. Veterans with service-related disabilities can get grants from HISA at least $4100, while at least $1200 for veterans with non-service-related disabilities. SHA and SAH are only available for the veterans with service-related disabilities, which offer grants up to $10000 and $50000.
Brian N. Bixler, Chief
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Specially Adapted Housing
Washington, DC 20420
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Telephone: (202) 461-9546
Federal Grants for the Elderly and Emergency Home Repairs: Very Low-Income Housing Repair Program
The Department of Agriculture or also known as USDA are sponsored the Very Low-Income Housing Repair Program for seniors who need money for home repair projects. These grants are commonly used to remove safety and health hazards from the house. The homeowners can also use fund for the financing home renovation projects. When following this program, homeowners must not sell their homes for three years. They must be repaid the grant funds, if they violate this rule. This program offers grant up to $7500.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Housing and Community Facilities Programs National Office
Washington, DC 20250
14th Street and Independence Avenue SW
Telephone: (202) 720-9619
Federal Grants for the Elderly and Emergency Home Repairs: Waste and Water Grants
In the Southwest U.S. there are grants to replace or install or repair the water systems from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Homeowners can use this grant to install bathroom and kitchen sinks, showers or bathtubs, water boilers, outdoor spigots, or even entire bathrooms, if necessary. The water hookup fees are also covered by the funds. Homeowners with low-income and live in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and California can apply this waste and water grant.