Monday, March 2, 2015

Aging in Place Program - Launching in March 2015

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis' Aging in Place program, a partnership between Service Over Self (SOS), MLGW and The Plough Foundation, will launch in March 2015.

This program will improve the physical accessibility of homes and make critical repairs to help Shelby County senior citizens continue to live in their own homes longer. The program will begin accepting applications on March 2, 2015.

Applications will be completed over the phone at 901-322-3500. Hearing impaired applicants may apply in person. More information is available here.

To qualify, you must:

• Live in Shelby County, Tennessee.

• You must have one person living in the home full-time who is 60 years of age or older.

• The senior citizen must have a qualifying need for accessibility modifications, weatherization or home repairs as determined by Habitat.

• The owner of the home must live in the home full-time.

• The owner of the home cannot be behind on city and/or county property taxes.

• The owner of the home cannot be behind on the mortgage, if there is one.

• The household must meet the income guidelines based on family size.

• Those selected for the program must be willing to participate in energy efficiency training and follow-up surveys with Habitat.

Rental properties ARE NOT eligible to receive assistance through this program. Cosmetic work also is not a part of the Aging in Place program. This program is focused on critical home repairs; mobility and accessibility modifications; and weatherization that would be considered crucial to seniors’ ability to remain in their homes as they age. For the latest updates, please call the Aging in Place program information hotline at 322-3500.

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