Community Aging In Place


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.

Partner Agency

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

(207) 626-2357

 

Bath Housing

 

80 Congress Avenue

Bath, ME 04530

 

Comfortably Home

Sagadahoc County, Brunswick, Harpswell

(207) 443-3116

Downeast Community Partners

 

7 VIP Drive, Suite B

Machias, ME 04654

 

Community Aging in Place

Washington County

(207) 664-2424

Fort Fairfield Housing Authority

 

18 Fields Lane

Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

 

Home Modifications For Seniors

Aroostook County

(207) 476-5771

Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth Housing Authority

 

80 Mount Desert Street

PO Box 28

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

 

Comfortably Home

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont

(207) 288-4770

The Housing Authority of the City of Old Town

 

358 Maine Street

PO Box 404

Old Town, ME 04468

 

Comfortably Home

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

(207) 827-6151

Lewiston Housing Authority

 

1 College Street

Lewiston, ME 04240

 

Community Aging in Place

Androscoggin County

(207) 783-1423

South Portland Housing Authority

 

100 Waterman Drive #101

South Portland, ME 04106

 

Home Modifications For Seniors

South Portland

(207) 773-4140

Western Maine Community Action

 

20a Church Street

PO Box 200

East Wilton, ME 04234

 

Keeping Seniors Home

Franklin County

(207) 645-0002

Habitat for Humanity York County

 

4 Industrial Drive

PO Box 267

Kennebunk, ME 04043

Community Aging in Place

York County

(207) 984-4850