Aging in Place Update July 28, 2022 -
Memphis Habitat’s Aging In Place program is currently full and the next call-in period will not be until 2023. We will share the next call-in screening date as soon as possible, likely sometime in early 2023.
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As the years wear away on our bodies and homes, maintaining the dream of homeownership can become difficult. If you can’t afford to add grab bars to make your bathroom safe or replace a leaking roof, how can you continue to live safely in the place you’ve called home for so long?
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ Aging in Place (AIP) Program serves older homeowners in Fayette and Shelby Counties and focuses on accessibility improvements, mobility modifications and critical home repairs that are crucial to help older homeowners live in their own homes longer. Memphis Habitat wants to make continued homeownership for Fayette and Shelby County older homeowners a reality so they can age in place with the comfort and dignity they deserve.
The funding for this project was provided through a grant awarded by the Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III from the SeniorTrust/ElderTrust settlement (Case No. 11-1548-III) and through a contract administered by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. Funded by The City of Memphis, Division of Housing and Community Development, making Memphis a world-class city by facilitating and delivering resources and services that improve the quality of life for every neighbor and neighborhood. The Aging in Place program receives additional financial support from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; The Tennessee Department of Health; The State of Tennessee; Shelby County Government; Bank of Bartlett; and The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati.
The work done for applicants through the AIP program focuses on critical repairs and accessibility needs, with other work done as budget allows. There is a tight timeframe for a limited number of applicants to be accepted and work to be completed, so applicants must have all documentation available immediately and will be accepted on a first-come, first-qualified, first-served basis. Due to the huge need for these services and limited funding availability, we only accept applications from those who have not received our services in the past.
You may qualify for the AIP Program if you meet all of the following criteria:
Habitat will coordinate the work with trained volunteers and/or home repair companies. All companies will be properly licensed and insured. Project managers will monitor the quality of the work throughout the process to make sure it is up to program standards.
Inspectors from Habitat will prepare a list of recommended work. This is simply a list of suggested work and not a guarantee of the final project list. Actual work to be done will be determined only by Habitat based on the program’s budget limitations and the extent of work necessary. The work done for applicants accepted during the application period will focus on critical repairs and accessibility needs, with other work done as budget allows.
Other work that may be provided includes:
Habitat will pay all costs for materials and AIP work as a GRANT TO YOU, but a restriction will be placed on the deed of your home. You will not have to repay the grant unless you sell or transfer ownership of your home within 5 years after AIP work is completed. If you continue to live in your home for 5 years after work is completed and follow all grant terms, your balance is reduced to ZERO, and you owe nothing. The grant restriction is forgiven at a rate of 20% per year. You will also need to participate in post-project surveying at 2 months, 1 year, and 3 years after work has been completed.
All AIP program clients are required to pay the fee to cover the cost of recording the deed restriction at the Register of Deeds - $17 for Fayette County and $19 for Shelby County. All persons listed on the deed and mortgage must sign the deed restriction, as well as other required documents.
Project managers from Habitat will do a final inspection to make sure work has been completed properly. When all work has passed final inspection, you will sign a certificate of completion. Habitat will contact you 2 months later to complete a brief survey about your experience with the AIP program. Additional surveys will be conducted 1 year and 3 years after work is completed. These surveys help us improve the program and measure its impact so we can help more senior citizens.
On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, Memphis Habitat hosted a virtual community meeting via Zoom with the general public to share information on the Aging In Place program, such as how to apply, how to qualify for the program, and what sort of work is done through the program. Attendees were also able to have their questions answered live. If you have further questions about the Aging In Place program, please contact:
* Laura Anderson at 901-322-3508 or email@example.com
* Treva Sease at 901-322-3522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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