Home Repair

As we monitor the current public health situation, our Home Repair program will continue to work with our partner the DC Department of Aging and Community Living to provide repair services. For more information, please visit the Safe at Home website.

Across the District there are families who cannot afford to make repairs to issues in their homes that threaten their health and safety. There are seniors and older adults who don’t have the money to install ramps, handrails, and make modifications that would allow them to safely remain in their homes and maintain their independence. There are homeowners with unaffordable electric and heating bills, because their older homes are poorly insulated and energy-inefficient.

Our Home Repair Program is partnering with the DC Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) to address DC’s affordable housing crisis by providing critical repairs to low-income residents. The Safe at Home program helps senior citizens and other residents with disabilities reduce the risk of falls in partnership with DACL. DC Habitat works with occupational therapists to install grab bars, stairlifts, and many other modifications that allow families to stay safely in their homes.

By helping families who cannot afford these repairs, we’re making their houses safe, healthy, and reducing their energy costs, so they can continue to live–and thrive–in their own homes. When we help people to stay in the homes they’ve lived and grown up in, we’re also freeing up the already limited supply of affordable housing in DC for other families in need of quality housing.

For more information and how to apply for the program, please visit the Safe at Home website.


Our Program

We work with the DC government and their Safe at Home program to provide accessibility modification for DC residents to help reduce the risk of falls and injuries. These adaptations can include handrails, grab bars, bathtub cuts, shower seats, furniture risers, chair lifts, and more, all aimed at helping our neighbors maintain their independence and thrive in their homes.

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Who should apply?

District residents, age 60 and over, or adults with disabilities, age 18 and over, who are homeowners or renters of a property used as a primary residence, with an annual household income at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). Additional eligibility requirements apply--click below for more details.

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