Home Repair Assistance for Seniors

There are two non-profit organizations that provide free minor home repairs to income-eligible homeowners or tenants ages 60 and older.

These repairs include:

  • Minor plumbing
  • Minor carpentry and electrical work
  • Caulking and weather-stripping of windows and doors
  • Installation or repair of door locks and chains

Major work, such as the installation of a ramp, is not provided.

Depending on individual situations, some condominium or co-op owners may also qualify.

You can contact these organizations for details on the assistance they provide:

  • For renters, homeowners, or qualified condominium or co-op owners: The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty at (212) 453-9542
  • For homeowners or qualified condominium or co-op owners: The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens at (212) 962-7655