The Seniors Helping Seniors Home Repair Program helps low-income senior citizens in Folsom with grants to pay for necessary health and safety repairs to their homes. The program assists homeowners who do not have the financial resources to complete repairs on their standard single-family or mobile home.
The program is not meant for cosmetic repairs or renovations. Most repairs are made using the same type and kind of materials as the existing construction. Upgraded replacement materials are typically not allowable unless the original materials are no longer available. Complete replacement of an item is only eligible when it is documented that repairs are not possible or cost prohibitive.
Applicants must be at least 65 years old (55 years old if the homeowner has a verifiable disability) and must earn less than 80% of the median income for Sacramento County to be eligible. Based on the availability of funds, the program provides up to $3,500 annually for eligible repairs to persons who meet the qualifications. In addition, qualifying seniors who earn less than 50% of the median income for Sacramento County may also qualify for a major home repair grant of up to $10,000 for eligible repairs. The major grant can only be used once every 5 years.
Typical allowable repairs through the Seniors Helping Seniors Home Repair Program:
Roofing repair, deck repair, and dry rot repairs
Electrical, plumbing, appliance, and heating/air conditioning repairs
Installation of grab bars
Window and door repairs
Repairs not allowable through the Seniors Helping Seniors Home Repair Program:
Cosmetic repairs, including interior painting
General or preventative maintenance
Cleaning or work to address an accumulation of dirt or debris (including cleaning of gutters)
Elective home improvements, upgrades, or renovations
Repairs to any detached garages, sheds, or outbuildings
Landscaping, lawn sprinklers, walkways, fences or driveways
Community Resource Project, Inc. has a major impact on the families in Northern California, with service to three counties: Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba. They provide a variety of programs in Energy and Weatherization services, Women, Infant and Children-Health programs and Education with funding from the California Department of Community Services and Development, the California Department of Public Health, Department of Energy, SMUD, PG&E as well as local contract and grants.
Community Resource Project, Inc. is supported by a committed Board of Directors, community and local elected leaders, other community organizations, and public and private funding sources. Their dedicated staff provides services in more than ten languages to more than 60,000 clients annually. With this support, their experience, and continued attention to the changing needs of our community, Community Resource Project, Inc. will continue to build strong communities through collaborative efforts.