Red Tape in District’s Home Rehab Program Leaves Seniors in Limbo
The District of Columbia’s Department of Housing and Community Development offers up to $75,000 in loans and grants for low-income families to make repairs, add improvements for people with disabilities, and correct code violations. The initiative, known as the Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program, is especially important for older residents trying to remain in their homes and avoid moving into nursing homes or other institutions. But advocates for older people, a former DHCD manager and city officials said the agency has a poor record delivering on the promises it has made to Williams and others who need help rehabilitating their unsafe and substandard housing. Read full article.
Source: Washington Post
David Wingate is an elder law attorney, who practices in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland. The elder law practice consists of wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, asset protection and Medicaid.