Upkeep and Repair Services Program

This program provides free minor home repairs to eligible seniors. This program enables elderly, low-income homeowners to maintain their homes for safe and comfortable living. Types of repairs include: light plumbing, replacing faulty light fixtures or switches, repairing or maintaining weather stripping and caulking, installing handicap access grab bars and railings, and other similar repairs.

Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be at least 60 years of age and live south of North Avenue.

Application Process

Contact Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) at 773-921-3200. H.O.M.E. repair staff will visit the person's home to determine if the requested repair can be completed by the agency.

To learn more about assistance programs for senior citizens, call 311, the city's non-emergency information line.