Aging in Place – Critical Home Repair

Enabling seniors to age safely, independently, and comfortably in their homes.


Why Home Repair?

By providing affordable home repairs, Aging in Place preserves home ownership and gives older adults the choice of where they grow older. Our skilled construction staff and group of volunteers perform work to alleviate critical health, life, and safety issues for homeowners in need. These changes help preserve older adults’ dignity by providing services and support that enables them to remain independent and engaged in their community.

Are you in need of critical home repair?

If interested, please fill out our interest form below. For more information, contact Habitat at (707) 578-7707 or email [email protected].

Am I eligible?

You may qualify for the AIP program if you meet all the following criteria:

  • You own and live in your own home, full-time.
  • You are age 60 or over, or someone in your home is.
  • Your city and property taxes are current.
  • Your mortgage is current.
  • You meet the income guidelines for the program, based on your income and the income of everyone else who lives in your home: (see chart below for specific income ranges)

2020 Maximum Income depends on the number of people in your household, not including fulltime caregivers.

Persons in household

1 person2 people3 people4 people5 people6 people7 people8 people
Sonoma County$47,760$54,540$61,380$68,160$73,620$79,080$84,540$90,000

What’s the cost?

  • We use volunteer labor and donated materials to keep costs low.
  • The cost of materials will be shared between the homeowner and Habitat. The homeowner’s portion of the shared cost will be determined based on financial situation.

What work is done?

The work done will be based on your requests and the recommendations made by Habitat for Humanity’s Aging in Place team.

Examples of work that may be provided includes:

  • Modifications to improve mobility, accessibility, and safety, such as grab bars, wheelchair ramps, and widened doorways.
  • Minor repairs, such as wall repair and painting, decking, window replacement, and fencing.

Aging in Place Home Repair Interest Form



Please list all individuals living in the home, including children and renters.



Do you receive services from any social agencies or do you participate in any senior organizations?
Example: Meals on Wheels. (Receiving services from other social agencies will NOT disqualify you from Habitat for Humanity. These questions help us know more about how we might be able to serve you).

What are your top 4 priorities for repair or help?

These priorities help focus attention on significant health and safety hazards around your home and help us establish an overall picture of your current living conditions and how we might be able to help you.

I certify that to the best of my knowledge, the information provided in this application is correct.
Thank you for applying to Habitat's Aging in Place Critical Home Repair program. The application is a multi-step process. Qualification will be based upon need and willingness to partner. You will be contacted, following the review of your application.
Equal Housing Opportunity
Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, family status or marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or because all or part of the program is derived from any public assistance program.