Helping older low-income homeowners safely stay in the homes they own and love for as long as they can is the goal of a new Twin Cities Habitat initiative called Age in Place. The work builds upon our nearly 20 years of experience partnering with older homeowners on repairs through the A Brush with Kindness program.
Demographic trends, along with the Twin Cities’ aging housing stock, indicate the importance of programs like these to help address a major issue in the years and decades ahead. Wilder Research studied and quantified the state's need and it's immense.
Age in Place services will include home modifications meant to make spaces more accessible and safer. Volunteers will assist in conducting regular home visits and help homeowners perform seasonal chores.
Researching and developing this initiative is part of Twin Cities Habitat’s strategic plan, Impact 2020, meant to multiply the impact of our volunteers and our work in the community.
Here is a presentation on where we are as of April 2017 with this work.
Twin Cities Habitat is building partnerships with other organizations that provide health and other social services as well. If you are interested in partnering with us in this important work, please fill out the contact form on this page.