Minor Repairs

We want you as a homeowner to feel safe, secure, and comfortable in your own home – and to live independently for as long as possible.

INHS provides professional quality, timely repairs to help seniors, those with disabilities, and single heads of household with dependents to maintain their homes.

Does your home need major repairs? INHS may be able to help!

How It Works


Homeowners 60 years and older, homeowners with disabilities of any age, and/or single heads of household with dependents throughout Tompkins County.


Skilled labor is provided at no cost. Clients pay only the cost of materials. Depending on availability of funding, we may be able to help clients pay for the purchases of materials.

Types of repairs:

Repairs related to health and safety are a top priority. Typical repairs include fixing or replacing deteriorated steps, improving lighting, alleviating trip hazards, adding handrails and grab bars, fixing leaky faucets, replacing broken windows, and installing wheelchair ramps.

This program is not designed to alleviate emergencies or for housing rehabilitation. Examples of work we cannot provide are: heating systems, most electrical, and all roofing work. We will help find alternative solutions if a homeowner needs repairs that are outside the scope of the program.

Get Started Here

Step 1

Complete our Application (you can type your info into the fields of this PDF application and then print and sign it).

Step 2

Mail, drop off, upload, send a secure email to rehab@ithacanhs.org, or fax (607) 277-4536 the completed forms to INHS.

Step 3

After submitting your application, you will be added to the wait list and INHS will contact you to review your eligibility.

Funding is generously provided by:

The IURA (Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency)
NYS Office for the Aging
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
Community Foundation of Tompkins County
United Way of Tompkins County
Private Donations

If you need assistance with your application, call Matt Ellis at (607) 277-4500 ext. 218.

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