$85,000 announced to help Binghamton senior citizens with home repairs

This write-up has been updated to replicate that all Binghamton seniors will be aided by the funding. It is not special to a unique part of the metropolis.

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton will receive $85,000 for a plan to aid seniors finish household repairs.

The Senior Fix System will help metropolis people 55-a long time-previous or older complete household maintenance projects by masking the price tag with funding from the metropolis and arranging for proficient specialists to full the function by the First Ward Motion Council.

Most of the perform lined by the program focuses on increasing safety and accessibility in senior homes, such as rebuilding deteriorating or perilous stairs, repairing plumbing, setting up hand railings and replacing or adding door locks, Kraham’s office mentioned. To a more compact degree, some seniors obtain assistance for larger sized careers this kind of as furnace replacements or electrical repairs.

The Initially Ward Action Council will guide with the smaller work but the more substantial work opportunities will be performed by certified contractors.

“Binghamton’s seniors are community anchors with a long time of contributions to our local community,” said Kraham. “They are entitled to to be able to remain in their homes and make the needed repairs that will enable hold them secure and safe. This funding will assist seniors with the tiny, but crucial advancements that may in any other case fall exterior their usually means.”

First Ward Motion Council Executive Director Jerry Willard praised the funding.

“This is a a lot-required application aiding Binghamton’s senior property owners and we are really lucky the Town of Binghamton is yet again building a robust commitment to addressing this have to have,” he claimed.

The town mentioned that the $85,000 in funding will appear from the City’s Neighborhood Advancement Block Grant.

Seniors may possibly get in touch with the Initial Ward Action Council at 607-772-2850 for more data.

Saturday July 2, 2022