Home Repair Assistance for Seniors

The City sponsors two non-profit organizations that provide free minor house repairs to income-eligible homeowners or tenants ages 60 and older.

Examples of the types of assistance 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