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A.  What Housing Assistance Programs Help Homeowners with Repairs and Accessibility Modifications?

There are programs that help persons with disabilities, seniors and low-income households with repairs and reasonable modifications.  The table below provides information on several programs:

Program Description Contact Information
Safe at Home Program
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D.C. Department on Aging and Community Living (DACL)
Eligible D.C. residents aged 60 years and older and persons with disabilities can receive free, in-home preventative adaptations, which may include stair lifts, bathtub cuts, handrails, grab bars, and shower seats.

Call Intake at (202) 724-5626
TTY: 711

Safe at Home | dacl (D.C..gov)

Roof Repair
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D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program (SFRRP)
Eligible D.C. homeowners can receive a grant of up to $20,000 for roof repair or replacement.

For more information and to apply, contact a Community-Based Organization (CBOs) via the link below: 

Home Rehabilitation CBOs | dhcd (dc.gov)
 
Or call DHCD at 202-442-7200; TTY: 711

Accessibility Improvements
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D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program (SFRRP)
Eligible D.C. homeowners can receive a grant of up to $30,000 for accessibility modifications needed to adjust most physical barriers within a home for persons with mobility or other physical impairments.

For more information and to apply, contact a Community-Based Organization (CBO) via the link below: 

Home Rehabilitation CBOs | dhcd (Ddcgov)
 
Or contact DHCD at 202-442-7200; TTY: 711

Accessibility Services
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Yachard, Inc
Yachard, Inc, a non-profit organization, provides eligible homeowners with accessibility modifications, health, and safety repairs such as mold removal and pest control, roof, plumbing, electrical, drywall repair, and replacement of broken appliances.  Yachard bases its services on the project's scope of work and homeowners who do not have the resources to pay for costly renovations.

For more information, see the link below:  

Homeowner Services - Yachad Inc (yachad-dc.org)

Or contact Yachard, Inc at 202-296-8563 or email at [email protected].

 

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