Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto reminds low- and moderate-income senior citizens and physically challenged homeowners that funding is available for much needed home repairs.
“The funding allows eligible homeowners to make their homes much more accessible and functional,” Supervisor Venditto said. “This wonderful program greatly improves the quality of life for seniors and the physically challenged by allowing them a greater sense of independence in their daily lives.”
The Town Community Development Block Grant Program, which is administered by the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, provides this vital funding to eligible residents of unincorporated communities throughout the Town, Supervisor Venditto indicated.
“Among the many possibilities, physically challenged homeowners can have ramps built, stair glides installed, and doors widened to help enhance their freedom and mobility at home,” Supervisor Venditto said. “Meanwhile, senior citizens can benefit from a wide variety of essential home repairs, including new roofs, oil or gas burners, new windows and updated plumbing and electrical systems.”
According to Supervisor Venditto, eligible homeowners must be 60 years of age or older, or physically challenged, own and occupy their own home. All applicants must meet federal income guidelines. For an application and/or further assistance, homeowners can call the Town Community Development Office at 624-6177/6170.