Aging in Place

Aging in Place

Through Aging In Place, Habitat for Humanity and its partners provide products and services that foster safe and livable homes and communities and that help people of all ages achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.​

Habitat partners with older adults to implement repair and modification to homes based on a sliding fee to ensure affordability.

If you are interested in applying for our Aging in Place program and you believe you qualify, we encourage you to fill out the application request form below. If you would like assistance completing this form, please contact us 507-388-2081.

What we do:

Examples of work include:

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

How to qualify

Applicants must be homeowners meeting the following criteria:

  1. Establish the need for repair/modification
    1. Must be 65 or older
    2. Need for modification or repair
    3. Must own their home and current property insurance and taxes
  2. Possess the ability to pay
    1. Household income is between 30-80% of Area Median Income, AMI
    2. Repayment for repairs is based on a sliding fee scale
    3. Repayment not to exceed 30% of household income
    4. Debt-to -income ratio not to exceed 41%
  3. Willingness to partner
    1. Be present onsite during the project (unless special circumstances)
    2. Lived in the property for at least one year
    3. Be a partner with other organizations as deemed appropriate or necessary


Application & Evaluation
Home Assessment
Scope of Work & Budget
Sweat Equity
Payment_ Closing


<30% Material Costs & sub-contractor costs 0% over 3 years 


31% - 50% Materials, sub-contractor, and 10% admin 0% over 3 years
51% - 65% All costs, including construction management 0% over 3 years
66% - 80% All costs and a 10% admin fee.  May add the 10% to the $5,000 max loan 0% over 3 years


Repayment terms are based on the affordability of the homeowner.  A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed prior to the project start, which allows the work to be completed and permission for the release of information with partner organizations.