Oro Valley Home Repair, Yardwork and WeatherizationFor aging individuals on a fixed income, it can be difficult to manage all of the necessary repairs to a home. But home modifications can be a crucial element in being able to stay in your home as you age. These Pima County community programs offer financial assistance options to qualifying individuals for emergency and adaptive home repairs.
CDBG Elderly Repair Program
The program provides financial and technical assistance to very low income elderly homeowners to repair and rehabilitate their homes. The repairs are intended to correct health and safety hazards, improve accessibility, comfort, and conveniences. The home must be located within Tucson city limits.
310 N. Commerce Park Loop
Tucson, AZ 85745
Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona
This nonprofit agency is dedicated to assisting low-income homeowners within Pima County. They provide emergency home repairs as well as adaptive and safety modifications for people with disabilities.
P.O. Box 26215
Tucson, AZ 85726
DIRECT Center for Independence Home Accessibility Program
520-624-6452 or 800-342-1853
The Home Accessibility program provides assessments for accesibility/modifications in the home. Adaptations for homes can range from bathroom modifications to the installation of ramps. Income and geographic limitations may apply. Contact DIRECT for more specific information.
1023 N. Tyndall Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
National Center for Appropriate Technology
Toll-free at 866-NRG-NEAR (866-674-6327)
This organization runs the National Energy Assistance Referral Project. Contact them to find out about energy subsidies to reduce heating, gas and electric costs for low income households in your area.
National Directory for Home Modification Programs
Sponsored by the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification (a project of the University of Southern California), this website maintains a state-by-state directory of governmental home repair programs and individual contractors who have registered as specializing in home modifications for the elderly and disabled.
Weatherization Assistance Program
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Weatherization Assistance Program enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. On average, weatherization reduces heating bills by 31% and overall energy bills by $358 per year at current prices. If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.
Please Note: Casa de la Luz Hospice does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.