Rebuilding Together Alexandria is joining forces with AARP on a new pilot to help more homeowners age-in-place.
This pilot program is based off of Rebuilding Together’s Safe at Home program, which focuses on providing low-income homeowners with free home modifications and aging-in-place services. Under this new pilot, thanks to AARP’s support, Alexandria is one of 12 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country that will now serve moderate-income homeowners who live above 60 percent of their area median income. These homeowners, who would usually not meet the financial criteria for Rebuilding Together’s free home modification services, can now quality for home repairs based on a sliding payment scale.
The American Occupational Therapy Association is also working with Rebuilding Together on this pilot. Through its national partnership with Rebuilding Together, AOTA will help prioritize repairs so that affiliates can ensure their repairs allow recipients to age-in-place in a safe and healthy home.
The proceeds from this fee for service program will go towards providing more low-income families with free home repairs, allowing Rebuilding Together to help a greater number of homeowners.