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Home repairs and retrofits can be difficult to afford, especially for families struggling to make mortgage payments or seniors on fixed incomes. Even with these obstacles, making repairs or improving your home's resiliency through retrofits can contribute to health and safety, as well as keep up property values.

Help Is Available

Very few homeowners are aware that loans and grants are available for repairs and retrofits from the City, the State, and nonprofits. To learn more, contact our Homeowner Hub.

Senior homeowners often live in aging housing stock and struggle to maintain roofs, windows and heating systems. They also may be unable to afford much-needed retrofits that can help them to age in place because they live on fixed incomes. The Center, through its Senior Homeowner Initiative funded by the New York City Council, has worked to identify programs that assist older homeowners with repairs and retrofits.

Through our FloodHelpNY.org services, we may be able to help assess how vulnerable your home is to future flooding and recommend mitigation options. If you're the owner of a single-family home or a multifamily building, you may qualify for an audit of your property's flood risk by a team that includes professional engineers. Click the link below to learn more.

Low-and middle-income homebuyers looking to invest in a home in Queens may be qualified for a $20,000 forgivable renovation loan through the Neighborhood Revitalization Program. A program through the State Mortgage Agency of New York, NRP also allows homebuyers to benefit from other grant and financial assistance. Homebuyers must meet eligibility requirements and work with a housing counselor to be qualified for the program.