CRITICAL hOME rEPAIR (CHR)
REPAIR. REBUILD. REVITALIZE.
According to AARP, aproximately 80% of older adults would rather stay in their current homes than have to move into a facility such as a nursing home or assisted living space. Most of the existing housing stock in the US is not designed to accommodate the physical and cognitive needs that come with age.
Rebuilding Together Hartford's Critical Home Repair program addresses this issue; providing home modifications for older adults and people with disabilities to improve home accessibility, fall reduction, as well as increase independence and facilitate aging-in-place. Our CHR Program is designed to focus on emergency needs of hartford homeowners such as the installation of wheelchair ramps, stairglides, bathroom assistance tools such as shower grab bars and toilet versaframes. But this program also focuses on making sure our neighbors have access to hot water, heating, and cooling, which are integral needs of being safe and healthy in their homes.
Below is Rebuilding Together Hartford's application process from application to approval. Review the steps and fill out the application to get started:
Step 1: Fill out the application in its entirety
Step 2: RTH Internal Review (application information, homeowner income, home location, and status will be reviewed)
Step 3: If applicant qualifies, an RTH staff member will reach out to the applicant to schedule a home visit/assessment (assessment will either be conducted by a staff member, volunteer, or contractor)
Step 4: After the assessment has been conducted, RTH will input the data from the home and the applicant will be placed on the RTH waitlist until if/when action can be taken.