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General Resources  AARP’s Livable Communities website offers a Home Fit Guide, which provides lessons, suggestions, practical solutions and several downloadable worksheets and checklists for making home modifications.  A joint project of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification and the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence at the University of Southern California, the website serves as an information clearinghouse on home modification to promote aging in place. The site includes a National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources, which has a state-by-state listing of places to find contractors and architects, and resources for specific jobs such as installing ramps. Rebuilding Together is a national nonprofit organization that provides low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and those with disabilities, with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades, free of charge. The organization’s local affiliate, Rebuilding Together Long Island, (, has about 250 volunteers who help economically disadvantaged homeowners in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Contact: 631-777-7894. The Eldercare Locator provides a fact sheet and brochure Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging on home modifications and resources, including how to determine needs, identify costs and how to hire contractors. . The National Association of Home Builders provides general information about aging in place, in addition to an online directory that can help consumers find remodeling and certified aging-in-place specialists.

Local Home Modification & Repair Resources

National Aging in Place Council (Long Island Chapter)

Click Local Chapters, then Long Island)

This local NAIPC chapter can provide contact information for professionals located in Nassau and Suffolk who can plan and install home modifications. Email:

Community Development Corp. of Long Island


CDCLI’s Weatherization Assistance Program is a free program provided to income-eligible renters and homeowners on Long Island, especially the elderly and disabled, to make their homes more energy efficient. This nonprofit organization also offers both deferred grants and loans to assist residents with repairs or home improvement needs.

Long Island Housing Partnership

631- 435-4710

The LIHP Housing Rehabilitation Program offers a list of qualified contractors for eligible homeowners.

United Adult Ministries

This nonprofit organization provides personal emergency response services through its United Lifeline outreach program, but also offers discounted household repair services for seniors and disabled people on Long Island and in New York City.

Home Improvement Programs—Nassau County

Qualified senior homeowners may apply for interest-free loans to assist with exterior improvements, weatherization, window, door and roof replacement and emergency repairs.

Town of Hempstead

Department of Planning and Economic Development


Town of North Hempstead

Community Development Agency


Town of Oyster Bay

Community Development Program


Glen Cove

Community Development Agency


Long Beach

Department of Community Development


Home Improvement Programs—Suffolk County

Through each town, eligible homeowners may participate in residential repair programs that provide small household maintenance and non-emergency repair tasks. Participants are generally required to pay for the cost of materials.

Town of Babylon

Department of Human Services

(Click on Services tab, then Senior Citizen Services, then Residential Repair Program)


Town of Brookhaven

Town of East Hampton

Department of Human Services

631-329-6939 ext. 7209

Town of Huntington

Senior Division

631-351-3253 ext. 4002

Town of Islip

Senior Citizen Services Office


Town of Riverhead

Senior Citizen Department

631-722-4444 ext. 205

Town of Shelter Island

Office for Senior Services


Town of Smithtown

Senior Citizens Department


Town of Southampton

Senior Services Division


Town of Southold

Human Services Department/Senior Center