Community Aging In Place


Program Summary


With the belief that safe, stable housing is critical to the health and wellness of a community, MaineHousing’s Community Aging in Place Grant began in 2017 to support the replication of Bath Housing’s aging in place initiative. The inaugural funding year provided support for five Public Housing Authorities (PHA) and expanded to six PHAs in 2018. Now in its third year the program has expanded to 10 partner agencies, eight PHAs and two Community Action Agencies.

The program concept, modeled after Bath Housing’s Comfortably Home program was originally established in 2015 and based on the evidenced based CAPABLE program from Johns Hopkins University. The Community Aging in Place Grant Program offers no-cost home safety checks, minor maintenance repairs, and accessibility modifications to eligible low-income elderly and disabled homeowners. These services enable recipients to continue living safely and comfortably at home.

This program created a progressive solution for aging homeowners by establishing a model to address the housing and wellness issues of a growing segment of Maine residents.

Examples of scope of work:

Accessibility Modifications

  • Grab bars and handrails
  • Shower wand
  • Shower seat
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Drawer pulls
  • Doorbell
  • Lighting
  • Kitchen faucet

Minor Repairs

  • Winterizing
  • Flooring repairs
  • Storm door installation
  • Gutter work
  • Steps/existing ramps
  • Minor plumbing and electrical
  • Build shelf
  • Adjust cabinet height
 

Safety Checks

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors
  • Dryer vents
  • Refrigerator coils
  • Light bulbs
  • Furnace filters

Eligibility


You may be eligible for services from the Community Aging in Place Grant if:

  • Are age 55+ or have a disability
  • Own your home or live in a home owned by a family member
  • Annual household income limits are 80% of area median income (AMI)
  • Live within the service area of our partners

More Info


To apply contact the partner agency that serves your area.

Partner Agency

Program Name

Area Covered

Telephone

Aroostook County Community Action
771 Main St
PO Box 1116
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Community Aging in Place

Aroostook County

(207) 554-4153

Augusta Housing Authority
33 Union St. #3,
Augusta, ME 04330

Community Aging in Place

Augusta, Belgrade, Chelsea, China, Cooper Mills, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Manchester, Monmouth, Mt. Vernon, Pittston, Readfield, Whitefield, Randolph, West Gardiner, Windsor, Winthrop, Vassalboro

(207) 626-2357

 


Bath Housing
80 Congress Avenue
Bath, ME 04530

Comfortably Home

Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Durham, Freeport, Georgetown, Litchfield, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham and Woolwich

(207) 443-3116


Community Concepts
240 Bates St
Lewiston, ME 04240

Community Aging In Place

Androscoggin, Oxford & Cumberland Counties

(207) 739-6560


Downeast Community Partners
7 VIP Drive, Suite B
Machias, ME 04654

Community Aging in Place

Washington County

(207) 664-2424


Fort Fairfield Housing Authority
18 Fields Lane
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

Home Modifications For Seniors

Aroostook County

(207) 476-5771


Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth Housing Authority
80 Mount Desert Street
PO Box 28
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Comfortably Home

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont

(207) 288-4770


The Housing Authority of the City of Old Town
358 Maine Street
PO Box 404
Old Town, ME 04468

Comfortably Home

Old Town, Alton, Argyle UT, Bangor, Brewer, Clifton, Eddington, Glenburn, Greenbush, Holden, Hudson, Milford, Orono, Orrington, Veazie

(207) 827-6151


Penquis Community Action Program
262 Harlow St
PO Box 1162
Bangord, ME 04402-1162

Community Aging in Place

Penobscott, Piscataquis, & Knox Counties

(207) 973-3629


Lewiston Housing Authority
1 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Community Aging in Place

Androscoggin County

(207) 783-1423


South Portland Housing Authority
100 Waterman Drive #101
South Portland, ME 04106

Home Modifications For Seniors

South Portland

(207) 773-4140


Western Maine Community Action
20a Church Street
PO Box 200
East Wilton, ME 04234

Keeping Seniors Home

Franklin County

(207) 645-0002


Habitat for Humanity York County
4 Industrial Drive
PO Box 267
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Community Aging in Place

York County

(207) 984-4850


Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers
126 Main St
Topsham, ME 04086

Community Aging in Place

Lincoln & Sagadahoc Counties 
Brunswick & Harpswell

(207) 504-9332


York County Community Action Corp
6 Spruce St
Sanford, ME 04073-2917

Community Aging in Place

York County

(207) 459-2925

 

 



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