Boston Senior Home Repair

Home Repair Assistance

The City of Boston has a great opportunity for Seniors that own homes and live in the South End, Roxbury, Back Bay, Downtown and the Fenway. Take a look at the United South End Settlements’ Senior Home Repair program . It is designed to assist Seniors 62 years of age and older, any disabled person of any age. Applicants must meet the HUD income requirements and be owner-occupant residents within the previously mentioned neighborhoods.

There are two types of repair assistance available:

Minor Repairs including installing grab bars and handrails, repair of interior stairs, installing door bells for the hard of hearing, fixing exterior door locks, and repairing broken windows, toilets, faucets and drains.

Major Rehabilitation includes repair or replace roofs, replace furnaces that are not functioning, replace exterior windows, update electric panels and wiring, and rebuild porches.

This program lets you receive assistance by experienced contractors, and allows access to 0% interest deferred home loans.

Many cities and towns offer helpful programs for home owners that people are not often aware of. Please check with your local town hall for options that may be available.

What type of home repairs have you been putting off?

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Boston Home Center Housing Expo 2013

The key to your new home

The Sophie and Lisa Team attended  the Boston Home Center Housing Expo on March 23, 2013, located at the BCYF Perkins Community Center in Dorchester. They provided expertise on the art of home buying. Attendees at the expo learned about different types of mortgages available for first time home buyers, including: conventional, FHA, VA, Boston home financing, and soft second mortgages. There was also be information on the 3D Program, designed to revitalize triple deckers throughout Boston. Some great tips were picked up for Landlords and Tenants, as well as requirements for construction and rehab projects. Hours were from 9 AM- 2PM. For more information, visit