Aging in Place Program
Effective October 31, 2023, the Aging in Place program is closed to all new projects. We are deeply grateful to our employees, volunteers, and community partners/sponsors for their hard work and generosity. Please keep an eye on our website and subscribe to our newsletter for updates and ways to stay involved with Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County.
Home Repair Issues Resources
- Older adults can talk with experienced Sonoma County Adult & Aging Division social workers by calling an assistance line at (707) 565-INFO (565-4636); for answers to questions about a host of aging issues and get referrals to helpful community and government services. The free phone assistance is offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in English and Spanish.
- Sonoma County Aging & Disability Resource Hub (socoadrh.org) Providing equitable access to information, assistance, and supports needed to live as independently as possible at home.
- Disability Services and Legal Center (DSLC) – Home Access Modification Program: 707-636-3074. Is locally funded, helps seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities gain, maintain or extend access to their homes that would otherwise be lost due to the hardship associated with a disability. They install ramps and lifts, grab bars, widen doorways, and other modifications to help stay in your home.
- County of Sonoma – Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program: 707-565-7553. Provide financial assistance for owner-occupants in need of repairs on their single-family homes or mobile homes, and owners of rental properties where at least half of the tenants are low-income households. The program provides low-interest loans to eligible property owners throughout the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. They assist with roofs, plumbing, windows, doors, and other critical home repairs.
- City of Santa Rosa – Mobilehome Rehabilitation Loans. To fund and operate a rehabilitation loan program for low-income mobilehome owners. The object of the program is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income mobilehome owners in Santa Rosa through the correction of actual or potential health and safety problems.
- California Department of Community Services & Development – Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)- 916-576-7109. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety.
- Bay Grab Bar – Grab bars, transfer poles. 707-509-8222. Located in Sonoma County, Bill Essert helps individuals live more safely and independently in their homes. Services include grab bars, transfer poles, handrails, and ramps.
- PG&E – Medical Baseline Program. The Medical Baseline Program is an assistance program for residential customers who depend on power for certain medical needs.
- Fire Safe Sonoma – Fire Safe Sonoma. 707-676-4600. Formed in 1998, Fire Safe Sonoma has been instrumental in helping to educate residents about wildfire prevention and safety, especially through distribution of their publications Living with Fire in Sonoma County and “Ready, Set, Go.” Fire Safe Sonoma acts as a liaison between local communities and agencies, actively seeks grant funding for wildfire related projects, and manages grant programs.