ALBANY — Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced that applications are being accepted for the county’s Community Development Block Grant funding for a housing rehabilitation program targeted for seniors.
“This funding will help more seniors stay in their homes and do the repairs they need to make sure their homes are safe and energy-efficient,” said McCoy in a statement.
Applications are being accepted by the Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, and funding can be used by homeowners for repairs and upgrades such as roof replacement, new windows and doors, electrical wiring and plumbing, as well as repair to foundations. Funds can also be used to improve access into the home and increase accessibility within the home, making it easier for homeowners to safely navigate inside their homes and remain self-sufficient.
The program is only available for people living in owner-occupied homes, and applicants must reside in areas of Albany County outside of the City of Albany and the Town of Colonie.
The income eligibility requirements are $45,950 for a household of one, $52,500 for a two-person household, $59,050 for a three-person household and $65,600 for a household of four people.
For information and applications, visit www.albanycounty.com/Government/Departments/DepartmentForAging/SeniorHousingRehab.aspx.