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Clackamas County Aging And Disability Services

Clackamas County Aging and Disability Services
18600 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97267

Mailing: P.O. Box 68369, Oak Grove, OR 97268

Population served: Elderly, disabled, low income
Service area: Clackamas County

Contact person: No specific person/contact
Phone number: Information and Referral (503) 794-8066
Fax: (503) 795-8055
TTY: (503) 794-8010

Web site: www.co.clackamas.or.us/socialservices/ads/main.htm

Program description: Clackamas County Aging and Disability Services (an Area Agency on Aging) is a partner in the county�s Social Services Division, joining the Community Action Agency in a shared mission to work for the well being of vulnerable citizens. The ideas of citizens are important to Aging and Disability Services. An Advisory Council monitors services and comments on public policy for the elderly. The Disability Advocates Coalition advises the agency on access and policy issues for people with disabilities. The information and referral number can direct you to Clackamas County programs, which provide home repairs and modifications and weatherization, and also refer you to programs and resources available in the community.


indexClackamas County Weatherization Program

Community Solutions for Clackamas County
Clackamas County Weatherization Program
9020 Abernethy
Oregon City, OR 97045

Population served: Low income
Service area: Clackamas County


Contact person: Jacque Meier or Charon McFadden
Phone number: (503) 650-3339 (Jacque), 3338 (Charon)
Fax: (503) 650-3336

Web Site:  www.clackamas.us/cscc/weatherization.htm

Program description: Clackamas County Weatherization Program provides free weatherization services to income eligible residents in Clackamas County. These services include but are not limited to attic, wall and floor insulation, and energy-related repairs to reduce unwanted air leaks in an attempt to lower energy usage. The program uses computerized energy audits to determine which energy efficiency measures are most appropriate and cost effective for each home.


indexGood Neighbor Safety Repair Program

Clackamas County Social Services
Good Neighbor Safety Program
603 12th St.
Oregon City, OR 97045

Mailing: P.O. Box 68367, Oak Grove, OR 97268
Population served: Low income elderly and disabled
Service area: Clackamas County

Contact person: No specific person/contact
Phone number: (503) 655-8574

E-mail address: jeancoc@co.clackamas.or.us
Web site: www.clackamas.us/socialservices/neighbor.htm

Program description: Volunteers provide minor home repairs and yard work on a one-time basis for low income seniors and disabled over the age of 18 who have no family or friend support.


indexHome Repair Loan Program

Clackamas County Community Development Division
Home Repair Loan Program
2051 Kaen Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045

Population served: Low income (for Home Repair Loan)
Low income with disability (for Home Access Grant)
Service area: Clackamas County

Contact person: Tie Berrett
Phone number: (503) 655-8591 or (503) 650-5667
Fax: (503) 655-8563

Web site: www.clackamas.us/cd/rehab.htm

Program description: Program provides loans to low income homeowners for needed and critical home repairs. Examples are furnace and roof replacement, electrical and plumbing repairs, bathroom and kitchen repairs, foundation and dry rot repair, exterior painting, weatherization, etc. County housing representatives will assist throughout the construction process.

Home Access Grant: The County can grant up to $2,500 to cover the cost of improving access and safety for low income persons with physical disabilities. Renters are eligible for this program as well as homeowners.


indexIndependent Living Resources, Inc.

Independent Living Resources, Inc.
2410 SE 11th
Portland, OR 97214

Population served: Disabled
Service area: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties

Contact person: Sue Westwood
Phone number: (503) 232-7411
TTY: (503) 232-8408
Fax: (503) 232-7480

E-mail address: ilrpdx@qwest.net
Web site: www.ILR.org.

Program description: Provides information and referral for persons who are physically disabled, including accessible housing, and recreation. Also offers living skills and enrichment classes; peer advocacy and support; and transcription to Braille, large print, or cassette tape.


indexReFit (formerly Remodelers Foundation)

ReFit (formerly Remodelers Foundation)
8101 SE Flavel St.
Portland, OR 97206

Population served: Elderly, disabled, income limits
Service area: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties

Contact person: Stacey Barrett, Executive Director
Phone number: (503) 698-8382

Web site: www.Remodelersfoundation.com

Program description: ReFit (formerly Remodelers Foundation) serves the elderly and persons with disabilities who own their own homes and are not eligible for other home repair programs. They provide necessary remodeling services for homeowners who wish to remain in their homes, but could not otherwise do so. They provide home modification, along with adaptive equipment such as ramps and grab bars. Applicants may not have monthly income of over $2,450 for an individual or $2,800 for a couple.


indexMetro Home Safety Repair Program 

Metro Home Safety Repair Program
P.O. Box 13096
Portland, OR 97215

Population served: Elderly, disabled (low income)
Service area: Portland city limits

Contact person: No specific person/contact
Phone number: (503) 232-1213

Program description: Metro Home Safety is a nonprofit organization funded by the City of Portland Bureau of Housing and Community Development. It provides minor home repair and installation of safety equipment to low income elderly or disabled persons.


indexMultnomah County Aging & Disability Services

Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services
421 SW 6th, Ste. 300
Portland, OR 97204

Population served: Elderly, disabled (low income)
Service area: Multnomah County

Contact person: No specific person/contact
Phone number: (503) 988-3646
TTY: (503) 988-3683

Web site: www.co.multnomah.or.us/ads

Program description: Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services Department (ADS) is the place to call for any senior or person with a disability (within Multnomah County) in need of assistance. Through ADS, seniors and people with disabilities will have easy access to a wide range of social and health services, housing alternatives and support systems needed to continue to live safely and with dignity in the least restrictive living situation. ADS uses local, state and federal public funds and programs to help keep elderly persons and people with disabilities at home and as independent as possible.

Multnomah County Aging & Disability provides services and advocates for development of services to help the elderly, disabled and veterans in Multnomah County. MCADS keeps a list of community resources that offer minor home repairs for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities. Repairs may include minor plumbing, installation of safety equipment, minor electrical, weatherization, furnace repair and other minor home repairs. An assessment of home safety may also be requested. Please call the ADS Helpline at (503) 988-3646 for more information.


indexReach Community Builders 

Reach Community Builders
1135 SE Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97214

Population served: Homeowners over 55 years old or disabled living on a fixed income
Service area:
Inner Southeast Portland

Contact person: Mike Masat
Phone number: (503) 231-0682
Fax: (503) 236-3429

Web site: www.reachcdc.org

Program description: The REACH Community Builders Program brings volunteers together with senior and disabled homeowners to help with their home repairs, painting, weatherization and yard work. Our goal is to assist homeowners in maintaining their independence so they can stay in our neighborhoods.

REACH is a private, non-profit community development corporation serving inner Southeast Portland. REACH�s mission is to develop and maintain a permanent resource of affordable housing, promote healthy business districts, and mobilize resources for those in need through community-based partnerships.


indexRebuilding Together
Washington County Multnomah County

Joan Goldhammer, Executive Director Mike Malone, Executive Director
Rebuilding Together Rebuilding Together-Portland
12555 SW 4th 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005 Portland, OR 97203

Population served: Elderly, disabled (low income) and families with dependent children
Service Area: Multnomah and Washington Counties

Contact person: No specific person/contact
Phone number: (Washington County) (Multnomah County)
(503) 644-4544 (503) 943-7515

Fax: (503) 469-0219 Fax: (503) 943-7322

E-mail address: Rtwc@aracnet.com
Web site: www.Rebuildingtogether.com

Program description: Non-profit organization, which annually provides labor and materials to do 40-50 repairs and rehabilitations on qualifying homes. Their focus is safety, warmth and independence. You must be a homeowner and HUD income guidelines will be used to determine eligibility. Your total assets cannot exceed $20,000 (excluding one car and home). Preference is given to elderly (60 and above) and persons with disabilities. They also do year-round small emergency repairs (such as ramps, etc.). They are averaging three a month. They also do yard work projects in partnership with the various youth groups.


indexUnlimited Choices, Inc./Adapt-A-Home

Unlimited Choices, Inc./Adapt-A-Home
211 SE 80th Avenue
Portland, OR 97215

Population served: Disabled (low income)
Service area: Beaverton, Portland, Gresham, Multnomah County and Vancouver, WA

Contact person: Deborah Wright
Phone number: (503) 234-6167
Fax: (503) 234-9980

E-mail address: info@unlimitedchoices.org
Web site: www.unlimitedchoices.org

Program description: Unlimited Choices, Inc.™ is a private community based nonprofit organization serving Beaverton, Portland, Gresham, Multnomah County and Vancouver, WA residents. Founded in 1993, the organization is dedicated to providing people with physical disabilities the opportunity to retain or gain their independence by making affordable housing accessible.

Participants in Unlimited Choices Adapt-A-Home™ program are people of all ages with physical disabilities who have low fixed incomes and are either in institutional settings or face going to one without accessibility modifications made to their existing or future residences.

Adapt-A-Home™ participants must qualify by HUD income guidelines and may be either renters or homeowners. Community Development Block Grant monies of up to $2,500 may be allocated for the materials and labor necessary to make residences accessible and safe. Unlimited Choices manages all project activities from the initial intake to final payment to the contractor.

Unlimited Choices is working toward expanding the Adapt-A-Home™ program into other communities around Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Unlimited Choices now also provides emergency home repair through the Mend-A-Home program, which is available to low-income homeowners in the City of Gresham and unincorporated areas of Multnomah County.


indexUnlimited Choices, Inc./Mend-A-Home

Unlimited Choices, Inc./Mend-A-Home
4848 SE Division
Portland, OR 97206

Population served: Low income
Service area: Gresham, Unincorporated areas of Multnomah County

Contact person: Deborah Wright
Phone number: (503) 234-6167
Fax: (503) 234-9980

E-mail address: info@unlimitedchoices.org
Web site: www.unlimitedchoices.org

Program description: Mend-A-HomeTM is a program currently available within the City of Gresham as well as unincorporated areas of Multnomah County to assist qualified property owners, including mobile home owners, who cannot afford to make emergency home repairs. The program helps repair structural, plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems showing obvious signs of deterioration, roofing that is severely deteriorated, as well as exterior porches and stairs.


indexHousing Rehabilitation Program

Washington County Office of Community Development
Housing Rehabilitation Program
328 West Main, Ste. 100
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Population served: Low income Washington County homeowners and disabled renters
Service area: Washington County

Contact person: Susan Watt
Phone number: (503) 846-8897
TTY: (503) 846-4598

E-mail address: rehab@co.washington.or.us
Web site: www.co.washington.or.us/deptmts/comm_dev/comm_dev.htm

Program description: Low interest loans and grants are available to low income Washington County residents for home repairs and accessibility improvements. Home repair loans may be used to finance necessary repairs including roofing, plumbing, electrical and heating systems repair or replacement, weatherization, structural repairs, exterior painting and accessibility improvements. Homeowners are eligible for both repairs and accessibility improvements. Renters are eligible for accessibility improvements only.


indexMinor Home Repairs And Adaptations 

Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran Services (WCDAVS)
Minor Home Repairs and Adaptations
133 SE Second
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Population served: Low income elderly and disabled
Service area: Washington County

Contact person: Kimberly Solis
Phone number: (503) 615-4671

Program description: The Older Americans Act Home Repair Program (administered through WCDAVS) is designed to help clients over 60 years of age with minor modifications, home repairs and adaptations necessary to facilitate the ability of the older individual to remain at home. WCDAVS keeps a list of contractors who perform minor home safety repairs for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Repairs could include installing ramps, grab bars, furnace repairs, minor plumbing and electrical repairs, weatherization and other minor home repairs. OAA funds help senior clients who would otherwise experience a financial hardship if they had to pay for home repair services on their own.


indexWashington County Disability, Aging & Veteran Services (WCDAVS)

WCDAVS
133 SE Second St.
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Population served: Low income elderly and disabled
Service area: Washington County

Contact person: Kimberly Solis
Phone number: (503) 615-4671

Web site: www.co.washington.or.us/aging

Program description: WCDAVS is charged with providing services, and advocating for development of services to help the elderly, disabled and veterans in Washington County. We help enable people to live as independently as they can for as long as possible. WCDAVS administers the Minor Home Repairs and Adaptations program and maintains a list of contractors who perform minor home safety repairs for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. We also refer people to programs and resources in the community that help with home repairs, home modifications and weatherization.

Washington County
Disability, Aging & Veteran Services
133 S.E. Second Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123-4026
Phone/TTY: (503) 640-3489
Fax: (503) 640-6167
E-Mail to: webmaster@co.washington.or.us
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Samittria86
So, my mom's house is falling apart around her. I don't make enough money to help her. She is disabled and on social security. If anyone knows of any grants or assistance programs in Oregon, curry county area, it would be wonderful information to have. Please help me help her.
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tonialice
We are two elderly women living in a mobile home that we own in a park. The kitchen floor seems to be sinking and we don't have the money to repair it. There are a few other issues but this is the worst. We only have our ss and a small income from a part time job. Can anyone help us.
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Anonymous
 in response to ...   hi i am from colorado and had the same problem, i was able to get a new furnace, windows, refrig, and roof repairs from the weatherization program all free so try to contact your local weatherization program, i bet they can help. good luck
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need help in WI. I'm disable and on ss no money home is falling apart.

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