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Home Repair/Home Modification Services for Manhattan Rental Apartments

Homebound Repair
Sponsor: The Caring Community, 10 Leroy Street, NY 10014.
Director: William Gonzales (212) 255-0637.

Client must reside south of 14th street to Canal, from the Hudson River to west of 3rd street, or on the west side as far south as Battery Park City.

Program is free and there are no income restrictions; however, clients pay for all supplies.

Services include

  • window shades & curtains installed
  • leaking faucets fixed
  • locks installed
  • light bulbs changed
  • sinks unclogged
  • grab bars installed
  • rooms prepared for painting (move furniture etc.)
  • door sills removed/patched
  • clutter removal

Sponsor: Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty, 80 Maiden Lane, 21st floor, NY 10038.
Director: Valeriya Beloshkurenko (212) 453-9524.

Client must be 62 years of age or a Holocaust Survivor. Annual income eligibility requirements is $20,000 for one person.

Client does not pay for supplies or labor. A $10.00 donation is suggested.

Services include

  • grab bars installed
  • plumbing & electrical
  • weatherization & patchwork
  • floor patched & doorsills removed
  • smoke detectors installed
  • doorbell installations for people with hearing disabilities
  • minor paint jobs
  • door locks, peepholes & window gates replaced or repaired

Safe Environment Promotion
Sponsor: Carnegie East House, 1844 Second Avenue, N.Y. 10128.
Director: Nancy Houghton, 212-410-0033, extension 105.

The program is open to New York City seniors, with a particular focus on elderly residents in Carnegie East's neighborhood

Services are provided at no cost to participants.

Services include
  • Assessing apartments and contents for environmental safety factors
  • Assistance with the set-up and/or reorganization of apartments
  • Provision of minor equipment and modification
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