FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2020

Beaches Habitat Announces Senior Home Repair Program for Beaches Residents

Atlantic Beach, Florida. Beaches Habitat is proud to announce its new repair program for senior homeowners in the Beaches communities. Applications will be accepted during the fourth quarter of 2020 for up to $15,000 in home repairs/modifications for qualified senior homeowners. The current year’s focus will be on “health and safety” repairs that will allow senior homeowners to age in place safely in their own homes. Applicants must be at least 60 years of age and demonstrate financial need.

Beaches Habitat is partnering with Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) to act as the initial point of contact for the program. BEAM will prescreen applicants for referral to Beaches Habitat. Consideration will be given to a wide range of repairs including roof repairs, window leaks, plumbing repairs, minor wood rot, and other deferred maintenance items. Modifications may allow for installation of hand rails in bathrooms, wheelchair ramps, crack repairs in sidewalks and other tripping hazards.

More information will be provided on the application process in the near future.

Press/Media Contact

Mary Anne Christensen
(904) 595-5794
donate@beacheshabitat.org

About Beaches Habitat for Humanity

Beaches Habitat for Humanity is your local Habitat, serving Eastern Duval County including the three Jacksonville Beaches communities. We work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International towards our shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Beaches Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Beaches Habitat also offers college scholarships, after-school tutoring, and incentives for academic excellence to our homeowners and their families. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.

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