Tel: 203.744.1340


Home repairs for low-income seniors

A Brush with Kindness is Housatonic Habitat's low-cost home repair and painting services.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be 60 years or older; except if Social Security Disabled (SSDI);
  2. Must be the homeowner. This program is not for renters;
  3. Income level should not exceed $2,600 per month;
  4. Excluding home equity, asset level cannot exceed $50,000;
  5. Home must be in one of the following CT towns:
Bethel New Fairfield Ridgefield
Brookfield New Milford Weston
Danbury Newtown Wilton
New Canaan Redding


Types of Work that can be performed

CO2 detector (install/battery replacement)

Smoke alarms (install / battery replacement)

Phone outlet repair

Cabinet repair

Grab bars installed

Toilet riser installation

Vinyl flooring repaired

Drapes/ Blinds replace / install

Drywall repair

Plaster/ stucco repair

Lighting fixture repair/improve

Interior painting

Stairs/Rails fixed

Screen door fix/replace

Door latches repair

Door locks install

Faucet leak repair

Window Panes Repair

Window screens fixed

Yard cleanup

Garage Door fix

Winterize/ Insulate

Exterior trim or siding repairs


Work not in program

Household chores such as laundry, cleaning or dusting, buying groceries, etc.

Roofing repair / replace

High ladder work

Ramp construction

Plumbing (except for minor faucet repair)

HVAC repair / replace


How do I get started?

Got questions, call 203-744-1340 x 104. Complete the application and submit to

Download A Brush With Kindness Application Form