Housatonic Habitat for Humanity is partnering with The City of Danbury Elderly Services Department in a pilot home-repair program focused on helping local homeowners age in place.
Called, “A Brush with Kindness”, the nationwide Habitat program partners with local agencies to help homeowners make the necessary repairs that enable them to remain in their homes. Housatonic Habitat has provided this service for several years, tapping the expertise of its local construction volunteers. This year, according to Fran Normann, Habitat Executive Director, “we formed a partnership with Danbury and other senior services to get the job done for seniors who could not make critical repairs.”
Working with Susan Tomaino, Director of Danbury’s Elderly Services, the agency and Habitat received financial support from the State of Connecticut, and the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA) through the Older Americans Act. The pilot focuses on providing light repair to eligible homeowners referred by their municipal senior services departments in the 10-towns served by the WCAAA.
For more information and eligibility criteria, call 203-797-4686 or stop by Elmwood Hall Danbury Senior Center, 10 Elmwood Place, Danbury, CT. Details can also be found on www.housatonichabitat.org. In addition to the Brush program, Housatonic Habitat for Humanity is both a builder and a bank, offering affordable homes for working families eligible under the Habitat model.