Aging in Place
As we age, maintaining the dream of homeownership can become difficult. If your house is creating a health or safety risk, it can become challenging to continue to live in the place you’ve called home for so long,
Habitat’s Veteran Designated Aging in Place Program focuses on accessibility improvements, mobility modifications, weatherization enhancements and critical home repairs that are crucial to help people live in their homes longer. We are aiming to help area veterans age in place with the comfort and dignity they deserve. There is no age requirement for this program.
The work done for accepted applicants will focus on critical repairs and accessibility modifications only. Cosmetic work is NOT covered under this program. Due to limited funds and workforce, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-qualified, first-serve basis.
Am I Eligible?
You may qualify for the Aging in Place Program if you meet all of the following criteria:
- I am a Veteran (No age requirement)
- I own and live in my home full time (rental properties are NOT eligible)
- My home is in Kandiyohi County
- My home needs work that falls within the services and budget of the program ($10,000
- My household’s annual income does not exceed the guidelines based on the chart
|Kandiyohi County||Family size 1||Family size 2||Family size 3||Family size 4||Family size 5||Family size 6|
|Gross Annual Income||$31,620||$36,120||$40,620||$45,120||$48,780||$52,380|
What kind of work will be done?
The work done for accepted applicants will focus on critical repairs and accessibility modifications. Cosmetic work is NOT covered under this program.
The program has a maximum budget up to $10,000 for each project
Projects may include:
- Ramp installation
- widened doorways
- raised toilets
- handheld shower heads
- lever style door handles
- bathtub cut-outs
- grab bars
- no-step threshold
- hallway/stair railings
- Energy Efficiency
- Replace caulking or sealing
- install new weather strips
Homeowners will be asked to pay for materials needed for the project as well as a 10% administration fee.
- Projects $1-$4,999 will pay 0% interest on a 3-year loan
- Projects $5,000-$10,000 will pay 0% interest on a 5-year loan
Those interested may obtain an application at the Habitat office located at 2424 1st St S in Willmar or by calling 320-231-2704 or toll free 877-926-6434
Office hours are Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm