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Home Repair Services

The following agencies offer assistance with home repairs to individuals with disabilities and seniors who are financially needy.

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Catholic Charities

(302) 654-9295

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Catholic Charities’ healthy home repair program helps low-income and struggling homeowners fix building code citations, eliminate lead hazards, and alleviate other unsafe living conditions.

  • The healthy home repair program becomes vital to help control heating and cooling cost, maintain safe living spaces and avoid costly building fines.
  • This program assists many senior adults that are on fixed incomes.

Home Oriented Maintenance for the Elderly

(302) 654-8886

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Provide assistance with minor home repairs for senior citizens in their service area areas.

Neighborhood House

(302) 378-7217

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They install energy efficiency improvements in the homes of low-income person in order to maximize energy saving and improve the health and safety of people in their homes.

  • Provides assistance to families and individuals to meet their immediate basic needs of foods, heat and electricity in crisis.
  • Some of the services offered are emergency food closet, and financial assistance with utility bills.
  • They also provide food baskets at Thanksgiving time, and Adopt –a-family at Christmas.
  • They also provide bus tickets for employment and life skills workshops.
  • Locations are Middletown and Wilmington.

Newark Senior Home Repair

(302) 737-2336

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Newark Senior Home Repair has over-sixty minor home repair programs that provide services to those eligible senior citizens who are residents of the City of Newark, and are financially or physically unable to make the needed repairs on their homes. The program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

USDA Rural Development

(302) 741-2600

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USDA Rural Development provides home repair loans and grant programs to very low income families who own their home and are in need of repairs. The program offers loans and grants for renovations to make the home accessible to someone with disabilities. The money may be used to repair a leaking roof; a wood stove with central heating; a front door ramp; a bathroom and many more renovations.

  • There are several different programs the USDA which might interest individuals in buying or renovating a home.
  • The single –Family Housing is one program that provides homeownership opportunities to low and moderate income rural Americans through several loan, grants, and guarantee programs. Also funding available vital improvements to make their homes decent and safe.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

(302) 573-6300

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development‘s primary goal is to support the rehabilitation and repair of single family properties. It is an important tool for community and neighborhood revitalization and for expanding homeownership opportunities.

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