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Brush With Kindness

Home repairs for low-income seniors

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

Eligibility Requirements

Must be 60 years or older; except if Social Security Disabled (SSDI);

Must be the homeowner. This program is not for renters;

Income level should not exceed $2,600 per month;

Excluding home equity, asset level cannot exceed $50,000;

Home must be in one of the following CT towns: Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Wilton

How do I get started?
Got questions, call 203-744-1340 x 104. Complete the application and submit to repairs@housatonichabitat.org

Download A Brush With Kindness Application Form

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

Window screens fixed

Yard cleanup

Vinyl flooring repaired

Drapes/ Blinds replace / install

Drywall repair

Plaster/ stucco repair

Lighting fixture repair/improve

Interior painting

Winterize/ Insulate

Garage Door fix

Stairs/Rails fixed

Screen door fix/replace

Door latches repair

Door locks install

Faucet leak repair

Window Panes Repair

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