Home Repair for the Elderly Program

A Home Repair Program for Elderly and Disabled Adults

Does Your Home Need Repair?

The Home Repair for the Elderly Program is designed to provide minor home repairs to eligible low and moderate income elderly homeowners residing in the property, as well as accessibility modifications for disabled homeowners. Fairfax County will provide a crew to do up to one week's labor and provide up to $500 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.Click here for the Home Repair for the Elderly Program Application.

Types of Repairs

These are the typical kinds of services that can be provided under this program:

  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Minor electrical repair and replacement
  • Window and door repair
  • Minor plumbing repair and replacement
  • Screen replacement for windows and doors
  • Gutter
  • Installation of grab bars, railings and other accessibility devices to assist the elderly and disabled.

Emergency work cannot be provided, but expedited responses may be handled under this program. Types of repairs that are eligible include:

  • Roof leaks
  • Broken hot water heaters (Electrical only)
  • Electrical shorts or rewiring
  • Plumbing leaks

More extensive improvements or those requiring building permits or licensing will not be provided by this Home Repair for the Elderly Program. Such applicants will be referred to the Home Improvement Loan Program for assistance, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/hilp.htm.


Homeowners meeting these qualifications are eligible to apply for the Home Repair Program:

  • Resident of Fairfax County, owning and residing in the home needing repair
  • Homeowner is 62 years of age or older, OR disabled, OR have disabled family members*
    *Disabled family members are only eligible for accessibility modifications.
  • Maximum income of $46,750 for 1 person
  • Maximum income of $53,400 for 2 persons
    *Income maximums are higher for larger families.
    *When total family assets (excluding your house) exceed $20,000 either actual or projected earnings are added to your income in considering eligibility.
  • Monthly housing expenses* must be greater than 25 percent of monthly income.
    *Items included in housing expenses are: mortgage, insurance, utilities and real estate taxes. Unreimbursed medical expenses may be eligible for inclusion in housing expenses.
    *Households with yearly income below $10,000 have no housing expense requirements.
  • Other requirements may apply.

If you have any questions, please call the Home Repair for the Elderly Program at 703-246-5179 (TTY: 711) or email rha@fairfaxcounty.gov.


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