INHS Awarded $10,000 from United Way to Support Seniors, People with Disabilities with Home Repairs

Posted Aug 13, 2020

INHS has been awarded $10,000 from United Way of Tompkins County’s 2020-21 Community Care Fund. Fifty Funded Partner recipients were awarded a total of $750,000 to provide essential financial stability, health, and education services for those living and working in Tompkins County.

This award will support INHS’ Minor Repair Program that provides free health and safety home repairs for low-income homeowners. The goal of the program is to help seniors and homeowners with disabilities to age in place and continue living independently by preventing minor repair problems from becoming larger, more expensive ones.

While reflecting on the value of being a United Way Funded Partner, Executive Director Johanna Anderson shared, “As our community faces the COVID-19 pandemic together, the work of United Way of Tompkins County is more critical than ever. INHS is so grateful to be a United Way Funded Partner during this time and to be granted the resources to support some of the most vulnerable members of our community with healthy and safety home repairs.”

In 2019, INHS provided services through the Minor Repair Program to 126 Tompkins County homeowners. Repairs include services such as rebuilding deteriorating entryway steps, constructing wheelchair ramps, installing ADA accessible showers, and minor plumbing work. Of the 126 households served, 79% lived on incomes of less than 50% of the Area Median Income, 37% were homeowners with disabilities, and 89% were over 60 years old.

Learn more about eligibility requirements and complete your application for the Minor Repair Program here. Contact Matt Ellis at (607) 277-4500 ext. 218 if you need assistance with your application.

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