POUGHKEEPSIE – Rebuilding Together’s Handyman program provides an opportunity for seniors to receive small-scale repairs in and around their home at no cost to them. The program is year-round with applications being accepted on a rolling basis.
Small-scale repairs and safety and accessibility modifications that can typically be completed in four hours or less are what the program focuses on. These could include the installation of grab bars or hand rails, improving lighting, or minor accessibility modification improvements.
There are three main eligibility requirements for the program: the applicant must own and occupy the home located within Dutchess County, New York; total household gross income must not exceed 80% of the area median income ; and at least one household member, who could benefit from these services, must be 60 years of age or older.
The application is available on the Apply page of the non-profit’s website (www.rtdutchess.org/apply) or by calling Rebuilding Together at (845) 454-7310.
This program is generously supported in part by the Dutchess County Office for the Aging.
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County is an affiliate of the leading national nonprofit organization with a mission to repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives. Each year, Rebuilding Together affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide. RTDC and nearly 350 volunteers complete about 20 rebuild projects county-wide each year. Learn more and get involved at www.rebuildingtogetherdutchess.org.