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Is there a program to help get a new roof for a senior citizen?

Asked on Feb 23, 2010Improve / edit this question

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Sam Montana   L6: Pro (Ambassador: L2)   1,845 answers   +1,347 votes
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Each state has their own programs usually. What state are you in ?

Posted on Feb 23, 2010
Sam Montana   L6: Pro (Ambassador: L2)   1,845 answers   +1,347 votes
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Here is a long list of national (USA) programs to help seniors with all kinds of things, you might find something in here. Senior Journal.com

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Gregory Tarleton-Markov   L4: Guide   154 answers   +186 votes
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I would probably go with the volunteer Re-Construct program for seniors and/or disabled persons.

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Randall Rafoth   L2: Contributor   2 answers   +0 votes
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Yes, there are several programs to assist senior citizens in getting a new roof on their home.  One such program is the Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) granted by individual cities to assist seniors with exactly this type of issue.  Grants are given to cover the complete repair costs and then, similar to a loan, the amount is recorded as a lien against the property.  These grants (loans) have no interest or principal payments and the loan is satisfied upon transfer, sale, or death.  Check with your local agency and inquire about a CDBG.

Another program that can be used is called the Property Tax Postponement Program (PTP).  While this program is designed to defer the payment of personal property taxes for seniors and other income-quaified recipients, the money saved in tax payments can then be used to pay for other property repairs or imporvements.  This program was formerly offered at both the state and local level, however, is now only available through your county of residence.  It operates very similar to the CDBG except that the assessed property tax amount is the only amount eligible for grant.

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