Housing & Home Improvement Program

Purpose


The purpose of the Housing and Home Improvement Program is to assist individuals and families in obtaining or retaining housing and basic furnishings or appliances, or both.

Eligibility Requirements


Adults for whom the need for protective services has been substantiated, adults who are at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation; or adults with extensive impairment with activities of daily living or independent activities for daily living and are at risk of placement.

Definition of the Service


Provision of labor and materials for small renovations or repairs to dwellings to remedy conditions which pose a risk to the personal health and safety of individuals or families or to enhance mobility for functionally impaired individuals. Provision of basic furnishings or appliances or both, to remedy deficiencies which pose a risk to the basic health and safety of individuals or families.

Target Population


Adults and children for whom the need for protective services has been substantiated and the service is needed as part of a protective services plan.
  • Adults who are at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation and children who are at risk of abuse, neglect or dependency.
  • Adults with extensive Activities of Daily Living (ADL) or Independent Activities of Daily Living (IADL) impairment who are at risk of placement in substitute care and children who are at risk of placement in substitute care.
Renovations and repairs may only be provided to renter occupied dwellings when this is not the responsibility of the landlord, but must be done with the landlord's permission. The condition of the housing is such that renovations or repairs will make the dwelling adequate for the occupants.