Does Your Home Need Repair?
The Home Repair for the Elderly Program is designed to provide minor home repairs and/or accessibility modifications to eligible low- and moderate-income elderly homeowners and individuals with disabilities for homes in which they are currently residing. These “minor” repairs can often make a “major” difference in protecting their investment and helping them maintain their independence.
Fairfax County will provide a crew to do up to one week's worth of labor and provide up to $1,000 in materials to complete necessary repairs and maintenance.
Materials are paid for by county and federal funds. All materials and labor for the work done under this program are provided completely FREE OF CHARGE to eligible homeowners.
Types of Repairs
The following is a list of the typical kinds of services that can be provided:
Minor electrical repair: such as replacement of existing light fixtures, light switches and electrical outlets
Window and door repair
Minor plumbing repair: such as replacement of existing faucets, toilets, and shower heads
Screen replacement for windows and doors
Gutter and downspout repair (one-story maximum; no gutter cleaning or gutter replacement)
Installation of grab bars, hand railings and other accessibility devices
Repair or replacement of electric hot water heaters
Minor deck repairs (non-structural)
Minor HOA repair list items (not including landscaping)
Emergency repairs, work requiring more than a six-foot ladder to access, or any projects requiring building permits and/or licensing cannot be provided through this program.
Homeowners that meet the following qualifications are eligible to apply for the Home Repair for the Elderly Program:
- Applicants must be residents of Fairfax County
- Applicants must own and reside in the home needing repair
- Applicant must:
- Be 62 years of age or older; OR
- Have a disability; OR
- Have family members residing within the home having a disability
- Financial Eligibility:
Persons in the Household Household Income Limit 1 $57,650 2 $65,850 3 $74,100 4 $82,300 5 $88,900 6 $95,500 7 $102,100 8 $108,650
Note: We will ask about other family assets other than your home (e.g. savings accounts, rental properties, land, etc.). A percentage of assets valued at greater than $20,000 will be calculated as income towards your eligibility.
Monthly housing costs (e.g. mortgage, home insurance, utilities and real estate taxes, etc.) must exceed 25% of your monthly household income. Note: Households with yearly income below $10,000 have no housing expense requirements.
If you have any questions, please call the Home Repair for the Elderly Program at 703-246-5179 (TTY: 711) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.