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Homes and Community Renewal

Residential Emergency Services to Offer (Home) Repairs to the Elderly (RESTORE)

About the RESTORE Program

The Residential Emergency Services to Offer (Home) Repairs to the Elderly (RESTORE) program provides financial resources to assist senior citizen homeowners with the cost of addressing emergencies and code violations that pose a threat to their health and safety or affect the livability of their home. Assistance for the cost of these critical repairs will enable seniors to continue to live independently in their homes.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible program administrator applicants are not-for-profit corporations and municipalities throughout New York State. Not-for-profit and municipal awardees provide assistance to eligible participants.

Eligible Participants

Eligible participants are individuals that meet the criteria below:

  • The individual (homeowner) owns and occupies the residential unit receiving assistance as a primary residence;
  • The homeowner must be sixty years of age or older; and
  • The homeowner has a household income that does not exceed one hundred percent (100%) of the area median income.

Eligible Activities

Grant funds may be used to assist homeowners to complete emergency repairs. An eligible emergency repair eliminates a hazardous condition or deficiency that poses an immediate threat to the life, health or safety or the elderly homeowner.