Home Improvement Program Details


Program Summary

With the belief that safe, stable housing is critical to the health and wellness of a community, MaineHousing’s Community Aging in Place Grant began in 2017 to support the replication of Bath Housing’s aging in place initiative. The inaugural funding year provided support for five Public Housing Authorities (PHA) and expanded to six PHAs in 2018. Now in its third year the program has expanded to 10 partner agencies, eight PHAs and two Community Action Agencies.

The program concept, modeled after Bath Housing’s Comfortably Home program was originally established in 2015 and based on the evidenced based CAPABLE program from Johns Hopkins University. The Community Aging in Place Grant Program offers no-cost home safety checks, minor maintenance repairs, and accessibility modifications to eligible low-income elderly and disabled homeowners. These services enable recipients to continue living safely and comfortably at home.

This program created a progressive solution for aging homeowners by establishing a model to address the housing and wellness issues of a growing segment of Maine residents.

Examples of scope of work:

Accessibility Modifications

  • Grab bars and handrails
  • Shower wand
  • Shower seat
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Drawer pulls
  • Doorbell
  • Lighting
  • Kitchen faucet

Minor Repairs

  • Winterizing
  • Flooring repairs
  • Storm door installation
  • Gutter work
  • Steps/existing ramps
  • Minor plumbing and electrical
  • Build shelf
  • Adjust cabinet height
 

Safety Checks

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors
  • Dryer vents
  • Refrigerator coils
  • Light bulbs
  • Furnace filters


Eligibility

You may be eligible for services from the Community Aging in Place Grant if:

  • Are age 55+ or have a disability
  • Own your home or live in a home owned by a family member
  • Annual household income limits are 80% of area median income (AMI)
  • Live within the service area of our partners


More Info

To apply contact the partner agency that serves your area.

Public Housing Authority

Program Name

Area Covered

Telephone

Augusta Housing Authority

33 Union St # 3,
Augusta, ME 04330

Community Aging In Place

Augusta, Belgrade, Chelsea, China, Cooper Mills, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Manchester, Monmouth, Mt. Vernon, Pittston, Readfield, Whitefield, Randolph, West Gardiner, Windsor, Winthrop, Vassalboro

Phone: (207) 626-2357

Bath Housing

80 Congress Avenue
Bath, Maine 04530

Comfortably Home

Sagadahoc County, Brunswick, Harpswell

Phone: (207) 443-3116

Biddeford Housing Authority

22 South Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

Healthy Homes 4 Seniors

Biddeford, Arundel, Dayton, Kennebunkport, Lyman, Saco

Phone: (207) 282-6537

Downeast Community Partners

7 VIP Drive, Suite B
Machias, Maine 04654

Community Aging In Place

Washington County

Phone: (207) 664-2424

Fort Fairfield Housing Authority

18 Fields Lane
Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742

Home Modification For Seniors

Aroostook County

Phone: (207) 476-5771

Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth Housing Authorities

80 Mount Desert Street
PO Box 28
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Comfortably Home

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont

Phone:(207) 288-4770

The Housing Authority of the City of Old Town

358 Maine Street
PO Box 404
Old Town, Maine 04468

Comfortably Home

Old Town, Alton, Argyle UT, Bangor, Brewer, Clifton, Eddington, Glenburn, Greenbush, Holden, Hudson, Milford, Orono, Orrington, Veazie

Phone: (207) 827-6151

South Portland Housing Authority

100 Waterman Drive #101
South Portland, Maine 04106

Home Modifications For Seniors

South Portland

Phone: (207) 773-4140

Westbrook Housing Authority

30 Liza Harmon Drive
Westbrook, Maine 04092

Comfortably Home Westbrook, Bar Mills, Buxton, Gorham, Windham

Phone: (207) 854-9779

Western Maine Community Action

20a Church Street
PO Box 200
East Wilton, Maine, 04234

Community Aging In Place

Franklin County

Phone: (207) 645-3764





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