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Housatonic Habitat, Danbury use grant money to expand Senior Repair Program

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity and the City of Danbury are partnering to use grant money from the Older Americans Act to expand Habitat's Senior Repair Program.  The grant funding is from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging.   The home repair and painting service, known as A Brush with Kindness, is aimed at helping senior homeowners with fixed incomes.  Danbury Director of Elderly Services Susan Tomanio says they will use the funding to serve about 20 seniors in the first year.  Her department will screen all inquiries and submit requests to Housatonic Habitat that meet selection criteria, which include financial need. The pilot program is geared to repairs such as interior painting, drywall, and light repairs to doors, windows and screens. Seniors must live in Danbury, Bethel, New Fairfield, Newtown, New Milford, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman, or Brookfield to apply for the pilot program.

 

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