Homeowner Highlight

Sheryl is an older adult homeowner, who has been working on her home since she purchased it herself over 30 years ago. When the pandemic hit, Sheryl lost a lot of business at her salon that she owns.  Anxious about getting older and being unable to tackle the last of her home improvement projects herself, she asked us if we could help.  We will replace the windows and door on Sheryl’s sunporch later this year. In the meantime, our volunteer, Mitchell, and our Home Repair Program Manager, Kaitlyn, helped assemble and install workbenches that Sheryl has been trying to put in her basement art studio for seven years.  It has been a pleasure to work with Sheryl, and we are happy to serve!

Need Help with Repairs or Accessibility Modifications?

If you or someone you know needs help with home repairs and/or accessibility modifications, we are currently accepting applications!

To qualify:

  • Applicant must own the home or make mortgage payments on the home for which they are seeking assistance and be up-to-date on tax payments.
  • Applicant must reside in Minnesota (please note that services are subject to funding availability.
  • Household income must be at or below 50% of Area Median Income. Determination is based on household size.
  • At least one resident in the home must be an older adult (55+), an individual living with a disability, a child under the age of 18, or an active or retired member of the armed services.
  • Applicant must plan to remain in their home for at least five years for the Home Repair Program or two years for the Safe at Home Program.

Repairs and accessibility modifications are provided at no charge to the recipients and will be completed by skilled volunteers and/or contractors.

Apply by June 1, 2022 to be considered for assistance in 2022.

To obtain an application, please visit www.rtmn.org, click on the “Apply for Help” tab, then “Safe at Home Program” (accessibility modifications) or “Home Repair” (home repairs or roofing) and download an application at the bottom of that page.  Applications can also be requested by phone (651-776-4273). Applications can be completed online or completed by hand and mailed to our office (1050 SE 33rd Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55414).