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Carbon County Action Committee for Human Services offers chore minor home repair services

Published May 05. 2011 05:40PM

Carbon County Action Committee for Human Services offers chore minor home repair services. The services are available for income eligible Carbon County homeowners who are personally unable to perform certain home maintenance tasks and have no other responsible person available or capable of performing these tasks. Chore services are provided for the purpose of maintaining a person's safety in the home and may include:

* Installation of smoke detector(s);

* Installation of Carbon Monoxide detector(s);

* Installation of bathroom grab bars for tub and toilet areas;

* Installation or repair of indoor and outdoor handrails;

* Minor repair or replacement of loose floorboards or step(s)

* Installation of outdoor ramps (funding, space and size permitting).

Cosmetic home improvements and major housing repairs are not permissible under the program. Services are provided based on need and problem resolution and may be restricted in amount and type based on available funding and other program and/or structural requirements and limitations. Carbon County Homeowners who meet specific income requirements may be eligible for assistance. Program income eligible guidelines are: Size of family and gross annual income: one person, $27,075; two people, $36,425; three people, $45,775; four people, $55,125; and five people, $64,475. For each additional person add: $9,350.

Some income exclusions may apply. Anyone in need of assistance or requiring more information should contact the Carbon County Action Committee office at (610) 377-6400 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Chore minor home repair services are made possible through the Pa Department of Public Welfare Human Services Development Fund with the support of the Pa Department of Community and Economic Development Community Services Block Grant Funds.

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