National Directory: New York

Welcome to the New York Home Modification and Repair Resources Page! On this State Resources page, you will find resources for consumers and professionals specific to New York, including featured programs, funding sources, home modification and repair providers by city, and educational materials!

HOME MODIFICATION IN New York


Home Modification Providers by City

This section contains listings of home modification providers in New York. Search by city or keyword.

Albany, NY

RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY SERVICE

Contact Person: Vera Prosper, Housing Policy Analyst

Address: State Office on Aging, #2 Empire State Plaza Albany, Albany, NY 12242

Phone Number: 518-474-4382

Established: 1987

Sponsor: New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and the Office for the Aging (SUA)

Target Population: Older, very low-income homeowners

No. of Persons Served/Year: 350

Most Common Modification: Roofs, heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical, carpentry

Type of Assessment: Environmental

Providers Education/Training: Yes

Funding Sources: New York State general funds, * Program serves clients statewide, * Program is located in a state agency

Special Features: * Provides grants through state funds for emergency repairs to low-income homeowners

Total Budget: $750,000

Bellmore, NY

GENESIS CREATIONS CONTRACTING, LTD

Contact Person: Anthony McCabe

Address: 2604 S St Marks Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710

Email Address: ibuyreal@aol.com

Phone Number: 516-783-5454

Most Common Modification: Our specialties include custom ramps, truly barrier free accessible bathrooms, door widening, grab bars, and any other form of residential adaptation needed.

Bronx, NY

CITIZEN ADVICE BUREAU

Contact Person: Dorothy Peters, Director

Address: 1130 Grand Concourse 3rd Floor, Bronx, NY 10456

Phone Number: 718-293-0202

Sponsor: Citizens Advice Bureau

Director: Dorothy Peters

Target Population: Older homeowners or tenants

No. of Persons Served/Year: 800

No. of Paid Staff: 5

Most Common Modification: Miscellaneous minor repairs

Type of Assessment: Environmental

Assessor: Case Manager, Handyman

Providers Education/Training: Yes

Funding Sources: Title III - Older Americans Act, Client donations, * Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

Special Features: * Conducts a crime prevention workshops with New York City Police Department and eviction prevention workshops at senior centers, churches, colleges, hospitals and banks, * Provides training workshops to agencies on housing rights and resources

Total Budget: $127, 000

Brooklyn, NY

Private Home Accessibility Consultations

Contact Person: Dvora Margolis

Address: 1369 E. 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11230

Email Address: dvoraotr@gmail.com

Phone Number: 646-854-6638

Target Population: Any adult or child with a disability or accessibility issue

Assessor: Dvora Margolis

Funding Sources: Private Pay

Special Features: I will help you plan waht needs to be done to the home to make it accessible. I also have connections with reputable contractors who can do the work if the client would like a referral.

Is your organization Non-Profit?: No

Adapting Spaces, LLC

Contact Person: Miller Calberto

Address: PO Box 205023, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Email Address: mcalbertotr@adaptingspaces.com

Phone Number: 1-888-956-0077

Homepage/Website: www.adaptingspaces.com

Target Population: Seniors and people with disabilities

No. of Paid Staff: 2

Most Common Modification: Accessibility modifications

Assessor: Miller Calberto and Esther Gonzalez

Funding Sources: Veteran affairs, long-term health insurance, community block grants, workers comp, out-of pocket

Canandaigua, NY

EMERGENCY HOME REHABILITATION AND REPAIR

Contact Person: Allyn Smith, Executive Director

Address: Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Incorporated, 92 Salton Stall Street P.O. Box 412, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone Number: 716-396-1880

Established: 1968

Sponsor: Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Incorporated

Target Population: Low-income families and individuals

Most Common Modification: Roofs, sewer/septic systems, plumbing, electrical, other minor modifications

Type of Assessment: Functional/environmental

Assessor: Client

Providers Education/Training: Yes

Funding Sources: Farmers Home Administration, Fundraising, Affordable Housing Corporation

Special Features: * Offers a variety of loans and grants

Total Budget: $1,088,800

Chester, NY

Infinite Accessibility, LLC

Contact Person: Michael Gawronski

Address: 4 Pewter Circle, Chester, NY 10918

Phone Number: 845-469-2091

Fax: 845-469-3626

Established: 10/30/2001

Target Population: All ages and abilities

No. of Paid Staff: 2

Most Common Modification: Entrances, Ramps, Bathrooms, Kitchens, & Grab-bars.

Funding Sources: Private; Third-party Reimbursement

Special Features: Family owned & operated; Team Approach with Occupational & Physical Therapists and Construction, Remodeling, & Design Specialists.

Clayton, NY

RURAL HOMEOWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (RHAP)

Contact Person: Beth McGraw, Program Coordinator

Address: P.O. Box 99, 330B James Street, Clayton, NY 13203

Phone Number: 315-686-3212

Sponsor: Clayton Improvement Association, LTD

Target Population: Low to moderate income - no age/disability requirements

No. of Paid Staff: 3

Most Common Modification: Major home improvements

Type of Assessment: Environmental

Providers Education/Training: Yes

Funding Sources: State Rural Homeownership Assistance Program, Affordable Housing Grants Program

Special Features: * Offers many loan/grant sources for home improvements, * Conducts seminars on affordable housing and banking to potential clients, * Combines funding sources for clients

Total Budget: $72,859

Cobleskill, NY

SCHOHARIE COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION-WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM

Contact Person: Peter Hamchuk, Weatherization Director

Address: 150 East Main Street, Cobleskill, NY 12043

Phone Number: 518-234-2568

Established: 1976

Sponsor: New York State Department of State Weatherization

Target Population: Elderly and public assistance recipients

No. of Persons Served/Year: 150

No. of Paid Staff: 6

Most Common Modification: Storm windows, furnace replacement/repair, attic/wall insulation, infiltration work

Providers Education/Training: Yes

Funding Sources: Donations, Petroleum Violation Escrow Funds, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), * Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

Total Budget: $225,000

Elizabethtown, NY

HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Contact Person: Alan S. Hipps, Executive Director

Address: 103 Hand Ave., PO Box 157, Elizabethtown, NY 12932

Phone Number: 518-873-6888

Established: 1976

Sponsor: Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Incorporated

No. of Persons Served/Year: 410

No. of Paid Staff: 18

Most Common Modification: Major home repair

Type of Assessment: Environmental

Providers Education/Training: Yes

Funding Sources: Farmers Home Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, * Coordinates with State Unit on Aging and Area Agency on Aging

Special Features: * Provides a variety of loans/grants * Offers financial and independent living counseling * Provides education programs by contract from the New York State Department of Energy * Coordinates many different funding sources for clients

Total Budget: $510,000

Frankfort, NY

Dwell in Peace LLC

Contact Person: Stephanie Rauscher

Address: 312 E Main St, Frankfort, NY 13340

Email Address: stephanie.dwellinpeace@gmail.com

Phone Number: 315-867-4331

Homepage/Website: Dwell in Peace

Established: November 21,2013

Target Population: Elderly, disabled

Percentage of Clients Aged 60 Years+: 20

No. of Persons Served/Year: 20

No. of Paid Staff: 1

Most Common Modification: bathroom, ramps, platform lifts

Type of Assessment: yes

Providers Education/Training: no

Funding Sources: OPWDD waiver services

Special Features: other disciplines available if needed; sliding fee scale;

Itacha, NY

TOMPKINS COUNTY HOME REPAIR

Contact Person: David Kenerson

Address: 225 S. Fulton, Itacha, NY 14850

Phone Number: 607-273-2187

Established: 1990

No. of Paid Staff: 45

Most Common Modification: Roofs, carpentry, plumbing, doors and windows

Funding Sources: Title III - Older Americans Act, County budgets, Client donations

Special Features: * Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging * Works with clients to obtain additional funds for repairs not available through the program

Lowville, NY

HANDYMAN PROGRAM

Contact Person: Jane Bush

Address: Leis County Office for the Aging, P.O. Box 408, Lowville, NY 13367

Phone Number: 315-376-5313

No. of Persons Served/Year: 70

No. of Paid Staff: 3

Most Common Modification: Weatherization, cleaning, carpentry, painting, doors and windows

Funding Sources: Title III - Older Americans Act Client donations Green Thumb

Special Features: * Provides a senior forum educational program with various topics highlighted monthly such as safety in the home

Total Budget: $5947

Mayville, NY

INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTS BARRIER REMOVAL PROGRAM

Contact Person: Carolyn Seymour

Address: 2 Academy St., Mayville, NY 14757

Phone Number: 716-753-4650

Established: 1970

Target Population: Frail older persons and disabled, both homeowners and renters

No. of Persons Served/Year: 81

No. of Paid Staff: 5

Most Common Modification: Ramps, railings, grab bars, plumbing

Special Features: * Works with a local foundation to provide loans for adaptation at no interest

New York, NY

MINOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM

Contact Person: Maggie Higgins

Address: 150 Nassau Street, Suite 1730, New York, NY 10038

Phone Number: 212-962-7653

Established: 1983

Target Population: Low/moderate income; older homeowners

No. of Persons Served/Year: 2000

No. of Paid Staff: 15

Most Common Modification: Plumbing, locks, weatherization, smoke alarms, miscellaneous minor repairs

Funding Sources: Community Development Block Grant Foundations Donations Fundraising Client donations

Special Features: * Uses audio-visual aids, such as a home safety slide show, in presentations * Established a computerized client database

Niagara Falls, NY

Health System Services

Contact Person: Jeff Rose

Address: 6867 Williams Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Email Address: jeffr@healthsys.net

Phone Number: 716-283-2339

Homepage/Website: http://www.healthsys.net/

Established: 1996

Target Population: mobility issues

No. of Persons Served/Year: 250

No. of Paid Staff: 3

Most Common Modification: stair lifts, grab bars, wheelchair lifts, ramps

Norwich, NY

COUNTY RURAL HOUSING REHABILITATION PROJECT

Contact Person: Mike Quarenat

Address: 5 Court Street, Norwich, NY 13815

Phone Number: 607-337-1640

Established: 1985

Target Population: Low/moderate income persons residing in rural target area

No. of Persons Served/Year: 50

No. of Paid Staff: 5

Most Common Modification: Major infrastructure repairs, smoke detectors, weatherization

Funding Sources: Community Development Block Grant * Coordinates with an Area Agency on Aging

Special Features: * Involves the homeowners as much as possible in the entire rehabilitation process to give them home management experience (for example, taking part in the analysis of needs, selection of contractors, work inspections) * Provides grants and loans for low-income clients

Total Budget: $600000

Salamanca, NY

WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Contact Person: Kathy Jimerson

Address: 25 Jefferson Street, Salamanca, NY 14779

Phone Number: 716-945-1041

Established: 1976

Target Population: 30% of homes (must be 60 years or older)

No. of Persons Served/Year: 162

No. of Paid Staff: 3

Most Common Modification: Heating and cooling, weatherization

Funding Sources: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

Special Features: * Works closely with Community Development and the Area Agency on Aging to maximize available funds to benefit a household * Installs free water heaters in a low-income homes and monitors electric use through a pilot project with New York State Electric and Gas Company * Coordinates with Department of Social Services for emergency furnace replacements

Total Budget: $279414

Scotia, NY

BARRIER FREE SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED

Contact Person: Bruce Jackson

Address: 165 Freeman's Bridge Road, Scotia, NY 12302

Phone Number: 518-346-4169

Established: 1984

Target Population: Physically challenged persons

No. of Paid Staff: 5

Most Common Modification: Wheelchair lifts, stairlifts, vehicle conversions, general home modifications

Funding Sources: Program (LIHEAP) Exxon Oil

Special Features: * Involved in residential, commercial, and vehicle accessibility

Total Budget: $500000

Syracuse, NY

PROJECT FIX

Contact Person: Eleanor Carr

Address: 1654 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

Phone Number: 315-424-1804

Established: 1986

Target Population: Homeowners, usually women living alone

No. of Persons Served/Year: 275

No. of Paid Staff: 2

Most Common Modification: Plumbing, carpentry, electrical, locks, general home modification

Funding Sources: Title III - Older Americans Act Client payments Catholic Charities

Special Features: * Gives presentations to senior groups about making their own home repairs, home safety and avoiding high priced contractors * Provides training to volunteer groups from churches, youth groups, and civic organizations * Has a Directory of Local Contractors who have signed letters of agreement to provide services at a set price * Has a resource list of volunteers from specific areas who will work for senior citizens at no cost

Total Budget: $38000

Ticonderoga, NY

PRIDE HOMEOWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Contact Person: Rich Cunningham

Address: 129 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Phone Number: 518-585-6366

Established: 1986

Target Population: Very low to low-income residents, serves Ticonderoga and Washington Counties.

No. of Persons Served/Year: 100

Most Common Modification: Roofs, heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing, weatherization

Funding Sources: Rural Homeownership Assistance Program * Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

Special Features: * Counsels clients on financing options that include leveraged funds or loans from sources such as the New York State Energy Conservation Bank, Farmers Home Administration and the County Weatherization Program * Conducts workshops and provides print materials related to home pre-purchase and home repair for lower income persons

Total Budget: $22000

Utica, NY

EXPANDED IN-HOME SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY PROGRAM (EISEP)

Contact Person: Gladys Buck

Address: 520 Seneca St., Utica, NY 13502

Phone Number: 315-798-5770

Established: 1987

Target Population: Functionally impaired homeowners

No. of Persons Served/Year: 240

No. of Paid Staff: 25

Most Common Modification: Alarm system, durable medical equipment, ramps, general home repair, living modification

Funding Sources: State Office for the Aging County match

Special Features: * Provides elderly consumer and caregiver education * Offers in-service training to groups as needed * Contracts with Central Association for the Blind to help meet ancillary needs of visually impaired clients * Provides education and training with the Resource Center for Independent Living for the program's housekeeper/chore providers

Total Budget: $14475

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