What Is Critical Home Repair?
For some, home is more than just a place to live. To many of our local elderly, home is a place that represents years of hard work, countless memories and independence. Keep reading to find out how Knoxville Habitat for Humanity helps our local elders stay in their homes for years to come through our Critical Home Repair program.
For senior citizens in our community, growing older can make maintaining the dream of homeownership more difficult. As homes age, they often require large, expensive repairs. If seniors can’t afford to replace an aging HVAC system or a leaking roof, how can they continue living safely in a place they’ve called home for so long? That’s where Knoxville Habitat’s Critical Home Repair program steps in! We can help these homeowners with costly projects—like roofs and HVAC systems.
As of August 2022, we’ve helped almost 50 families make sure that home is still home.
Why Is It Important?
The cost of home is priceless. Especially when you have a lifetime of memories in your home. That’s why our Critical Home Repair program is designed to help low-income seniors live independently, comfortably and safely in their homes.
Our Critical Home Repair program also helps seniors avoid institutionalized settings. This means that we’re saving them, their families and tax payers as a whole thousands of dollars in federal and state healthcare costs.
Additionally, we make sure every family we help through this program is also referred to other partnering organizations that can provide additional needed repairs and services.
How Can I Help?
If you’re interested in joining our effort to keep our elderly neighbors living independently in safe and healthy homes, we invite you to make a donation today. Your gift will help these individuals stay safe and warm while surrounded by the memories of a lifetime.
This project was launched in 2019 with funding through a grant awarded by the Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III from the SeniorTrust/ElderTrust settlement (Case No. 11-1548-III) and through a contract administered by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.