Residential Repair Program
The Town of Babylon Residential Repair Program offers residents (age 60+) minor home repairs. Residents must be incapable of maintaining their homes because of illness, incapacity, handicap or absence of a caretaker. Repairs are meant to remediate substandard, unsuitable, or unsafe residences.
The Residential Repair Program provides the worker and the recipients are expected to pay for the necessary supplies and materials. The repairs include but are not limited to:
- Handicapped modifications
- Crime prevention modification
- Install hand rails
- Installation and repair of grab bars
- Minor plumbing
The Residential Repair Program covers minor projects and does not include projects which require licensed contractors. The program does not provide for SNOW REMOVAL.
Funding is limited and preference will be given to older individuals with the greatest economic needs. Funding provided by the Administration for Community Living & the New York State Office for the Aging through the Suffolk County Office for the Aging
Eligible residents in need of services can call Karimah Lateef at (631) 789-3309.
- Who is eligible for Senior Citizen Community Services?
Residents, age 60 and older, who own or rent and are incapable of maintaining their residence because of illness, incapacity, handicap, or absence of a caretaker-relative are eligible for this service. Priority is given to servicing those who are frail, low income, minority, disabled, isolated or veterans.
Residents who are receiving the same or similar service under another government-funded program are not eligible for this service.
- What are the requirements to receive Residential Repair services?
Applicants must be a Town of Babylon resident and at least 60 years of age. Those seniors that are 60 years of age or older but have adult and able-bodied children/people residing in their homes are not eligible for repair or home chore services.
- Is there an associated cost for services?
There are no associated costs for labor but participants are responsible for the cost of materials. Once a repair job is complete, participants will receive a survey in the mail along with a request for monetary donation. However, seniors are not obligated to donate to this program.
- Do you provide services 5 days a week?
Residential Repair services are offered four days a week, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm.
- Is there an income requirement for participation?
There is no income requirement to receive services.
- What Residential Repair services do you provide?
The Town's Residential Repair program provides:
*Installation of hand rails and grab bars
*Minor plumbing services
The Residential Repair program covers minor projects only. The program does not provide electrical services, roof repair, window replacements, or snow removal. For more information, please call (631) 464-4340, x1117.
- Do you issue Senior Citizen identification cards?
Yes, we provide identification cards for senior citizens. Applicants must visit the Department of Human Services at 1 Commerce Boulevard, Amityville, NY and provide proof of residency and age. Acceptable documents include a driver's license, utility bill or passport. These ID cards allow members to redeem senior citizen discounts were available.