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Learn about financial assistance options for home repairs.

Home Repair Assistance


  • For residents of Tompkins County who meet income requirements.
  • Housing rehabilitation program for homeowners.
  • Home repairs for seniors and disabled residents.
  • Phone: (607) 277-4500

2.USDA Section 504 Loan and Grant Program (Repair and Rehabilitation)

  • Very low income (single family) homeowners in rural areas.
  • 1% loans up to $20,000; May be used for general repairs and improvements, or to make accessible for individuals with disabilities.
  • Use HUD guidelines.
  • Grants up to $7500 only for ages 62 or older to remove health or safety hazards.
  • Phone: (607) 753-0851

3. NY Energy Smart programs

  • Financial assistance or low-interest loans for energy efficiency improvements.
  • Radon mitigation may be able to be incorporated into work scope.
  • Phone: 1-(866)-NYSERDA

4. HUD 203(k) Mortgage Insurance Program

5. Remodel New York Program

6. Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation

Last updated November 25, 2019