Home Modification & Repair Assistance Services
Below are a series of free or low-cost home improvement programs offered by community partners. Please review programs for eligibility guidelines. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Home Repair Program
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland offers construction-based services to homeowners to help identify and address home health and safety concerns. Services include roof repair/replacement, water heater replacement, plumbing repairs and more. Home repair applicants will be required to pay a small portion of project cost. Learn more and apply on HHMM's Home Repair web page.
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Home Weatherization Program
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland offers FREE weatherization services to homeowners seeking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce the cost of their utility bills. Services include air sealing, insulation, duct sealing, Energy Star certified appliances, and HVAC system repairs and upgrades.
Eligibility Requirements for Home Repair & Weatherization Program:
- Be income qualified based on household size. Please refer to the Habitat for Humanity's web page
- Be a Montgomery or Prince George's County Homeowner
- Have homeowners insurance
- Be willing to agree to a small repayment for repair services provided
Submit an inquiry to Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland. For questions or concerns, please contact the Habitat for Humanity Repair Client Coordinator at (301) 990-0014 ex. 19 or email@example.com.
Maryland Department of Housing Accessible Homes for Seniors
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development offers seniors accessibility related improvements to their homes. These improvements may include the installation of grab bars and railings, widening of doorways and installation of ramps. The program provides zero percent interest, deferred loans for a term of 30 years or grants to finance accessibility improvements.
- Be Maryland residents with at least one resident age 55 or older
- Generally must own and occupy the home to be renovated as their principal residence. Seniors living with relatives will be considered on a case by case basis
- Reside in a home that is structurally sound and free of health and safety hazards
- Not have any outstanding federal or state tax liens, open bankruptcy or foreclosure
- Meet income requirements
Submit an application to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. For questions or concerns, please contact the Special Loan Programs at (301) 429-7409 or DHCD.SpecialLoans@maryland.gov.
Maryland WholeHome Program can help individuals make valuable repairs and enhancements to their home that can lower their monthly utility bills and improve quality of life. Maryland WholeHome grants and low-interest loans can be used to upgrade to energy efficient appliances, repair or replace heating and cooling systems, replace insulation, add accessibility features for seniors or those with special needs, remove lead paint, upgrade plumbing, and address structural and maintenance issues. For more information, please visit https://dhcd.maryland.gov/residents/pages/wholehome.aspx.
Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)
Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) offers financial assistance to seniors for repairing furnaces. They can assist people with applying for additional state and federal resources such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Information about MEAP is provided at https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1677/Energy-Assistance.
The City of Hyattsville has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland and Hyattsville Aging in Place to offer home modification services to eligible senior residents. Services may include the following, therapy for functional limitations, fall prevention and recovery strategies, and structural modifications and accessories to make homes more age-friendly.
- Be at least 65 years old
- Reside for at least one year in a home covered by current homeowners policy
- Have difficulty performing at least one activity of daily living (dressing, bathing) or difficulty with instrumental activities of daily living (eg. housework, meal preparation, taking medicine as prescribed)
- Be income qualified (income for each individual participant cannot exceed $44,100 per year)
- Be willing and able to participate in meetings with an occupational therapist and a nurse focused on your goals.
The CAPABLE program is no longer accepting applications as all available slots have been filled. Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland is working to launch a similar program to CAPABLE that will be open for income-qualifying households in need of home modification services. If you are interested in receiving information when the program launches, please contact Habitat for Humanity and indicate RAMP as the program of interest.