Connections Area Agency on Aging looking to partner with local home repair contractors and Agencies.
Connections Area Agency on Aging is requesting local contractors and agencies to partner with. This will allow Connections to better serve our seniors in our community with unexpected home repair or modifications needed to remain safe in their homes. We are seeking contractors who are licensed and insured in Iowa and willing to work with a non-profit for payment and referrals. We are seeking contractors in all areas of work including plumbers, electricians, general contractors, handyman, HVAC, lawn care, snow removal, etc.
Our Solutions Options for Seniors (SOS) Program is utilized by individuals for various reasons, often it’s an unexpected home repair or a life transition requiring additional modifications to the home for safety. Some examples of the SOS Program assistance are adding grab bars for bathroom safety, widening doorways for wheelchair accessibility, installing a ramp for entry ease, unexpected plumbing repair and electric work for added safety.
Connections partners with the Pottawattamie County Housing Trust Fund (PCHTF) and Southern Iowa Council on Governments (SICoG) to offer this program to those who may need some financial assistance for the repair. To qualify for assistance, one must be 60+ years or older or caring for someone 60+ years. They must own an insured home in our service area. Due to the grant restrictions, there are income qualifications and a prescreening.
If you are a professional interested in partnering with Connections to provide home repairs or modifications or have additional questions about the process, please contact Tasha Jones at 800-432-9209 ext. 8157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about eligibility for assistance through SOS, please contact Connections at 800-432-9209 and speak with our intake staff.