Friday, 02 June 2017 15:13

Now’s the Time to Apply for Free Home Repairs

By Megin Potter | Your Home

SARATOGA COUNTY — If you are among those in need of home repairs but are unable to afford them, don’t wait; you may be able to get them done for free with the help of Rebuilding Together Saratoga County.

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County is the only nonprofit organization that provides home repairs and accessibility modifications for low-income residents in Saratoga County, at no cost to the homeowner.  

The program advocates neighbors helping neighbors, and is committed to ensuring that those in need can live independently in safe, healthy, warm and dry homes. Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, with the help of 8,200 volunteers has repaired more than 850 homes in the last 14 years. Recent improvements have included installing energy efficient windows and doors, repairing or replacing roofing, and modifying bathrooms and stairs for those with limited mobility. 

Recently awarded several competitive grants from NYS Homes and Community Renewal through their Access to Home, Access to Home for Medicaid, Access to Home for Veterans, and HOME programs, they are spreading the word that applications from interested low-income homeowners are wanted.  

Agencies including the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Franklin Community Center, Shelters of Saratoga, Saratoga County for the Aging, and CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services frequently refer homeowners to Rebuilding Together Saratoga County for their home improvement services and are currently being notified with information about these grants.  

In order to apply, homeowners must first complete an application and provide supporting documentation (proof of homeownership and income). Applications can be downloaded from the Rebuilding Together Saratoga County website at, requested by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling 518-587-3315.  

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