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Aging in Place - Pilot Program

Hear more about our partnership with MNRAAA and Allina Health on this webpage!

At Habitat for Humanity South Central Minnesota, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to age with dignity in their own home and community.

Through the Aging in Place program, Habitat for Humanity and partners will provide products and services that foster safe, livable homes and communities to improve the quality of life for older adults.

Aging in Place is a growing movement to partner with older adults to help them age safely in their homes and where they can live independently and receive services from organizations providing support and health care services.  Community engagement is a foundation of Habitat’s success.  Our program is a part of a larger initiative supported by Habitat for Humanity, International that assists affiliates in building partnerships with older adults.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level”.  The success of AIP is dependent on partnerships with a diverse group of individuals, businesses, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations with a shared vision to create the investments in the program.

Where we serve:

While HFH South Central MN serves a much larger geography, this pilot will serve the Mankato and North Mankato area.

What we do:

An inspection and assessment will be completed by the HFHSCMN Construction Manager.  The proposed project may not guarantee the final project based on cost and affordability.  HFHSCMN will refer additional needs to the appropriate partner organization for rehab program funding or resources.

Hand railings – interior and exterior Furnace and AC
Widening of doorways Water heater
Door and knob replacements and locks Roof and wall repair
Grab bars Plumbing/electrical for safety and relocation
Roll under accessible sinks Window replacement/repair/locks
ADA toilets Weather sealing
Flooring- tripping hazards and stair treads Door replacement
Smoke and C02 detectors Interior/exterior paint/maintenance
Lighting- hallways, timers, exterior
Tub-shower modifications and faucets
Kitchen cabinet accessibility and pulls
Washer/Dryer moves to main level

To apply, first make sure that you fit our qualifications by clicking the button below:

AIP Qualifications