Elderly Assistance Program
The Town of West Hartford’s Elderly Assistance Program is funded by the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The purpose of the Elderly Assistance Program is to provide financial and technical assistance to eligible West Hartford homeowners over the age of 65 to replace one (1) failed system or install a handicapped accommodation. (Exceptions may be made for persons under age 65 with mobility impairments.)
Examples of eligible repairs include:
- Handicapped kitchen adaptations
- Roofing systems
- Ramp to access structure
- Handicapped bathroom adaptations
- Widening doorways
- Stair glides
- Furnaces, boilers and hot water heaters
Financial assistance in the form of grants and Lifetime Mortgage Deeds may be available to qualified owners.
If you own and occupy residential property in West Hartford, are age 65 or older, and fall within the income guildelines, the Town of West Hartford's Housing Division may be able to assist you in making necessary repairs to your home. The gross household income must be at or below 80% of median income for Hartford PMSA as prescribed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Assistance provided will be in the form of a grant (50%) and a 0% interest Lifetime Mortgage Deed (50%). The LTMD is to be repaid in one lump sum upon sale or transfer of any interest in the property.
If you are currently active with another income-based program, you may be eligible for the Elderly Assistance Program. Proof of eligibility for the programs listed below must be submitted as documentation at the time of application. Verification shall include, but is not limited to the following:
- Energy Assistance Program Award Letter
- ConnPace Eligibility Card
- State of Connecticut's elderly/disabled property tax relief program acceptance letter
- Work covered by insurance.
- General remodeling/additions.
- Cosmetic improvements.
- Work begun prior to approval for participation in the Elderly Assistance Program.
- If more than one system has failed or more than one handicapped adaptation is needed, the Owners will be required to use the Housing Rehabilitation Program.
Technical and Financial Procedures
Assistance is provided by the professional construction staff of the Housing Division throughout the project. The following is a list of services that the Elderly Assistance Program will provide:
- Application assistance
- Identification of needs
- Product information
- Request for Proposals
- Progress inspections
- Payment processing
The Town of West Hartford is committed to assuring equal access to programs, activities and services to all individuals. The Town will work actively to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you know of someone who may be interested in or eligible for the Elderly Assistance Program, please tell them to call us at 860-561-7562.