Quantcast

Nonprofits Launch 2013 Senior Safe at Home Program - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Nonprofits Launch 2013 Senior Safe at Home Program

Posted: Updated:

The Albemarle Housing Improvement Program, or AHIP, is launching its Seniors Safe at Home Program once again. It's raising funds to provide free help to those who have the hardest time making home repairs.

The program is designed to help seniors age safely in their homes. It's in partnership with the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR) and the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association (BRHBA). Together these organizations help homeowners make critical repairs to their homes.

"Whether it's a roof, or gutters, or ceilings or floors, they need something to make their house safe for them to live in, and so AHIP's job is to go out and help them be safe," said Jennifer Jacobs, the executive director of AHIP.

Last year Seniors Safe at Home helped 42 senior households. Currently 400 central Virginia households are on a waiting list for the repairs - half of which house seniors.

Members of AHIP will be at the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association Home and Garden Festival raising awareness and funds for the Senior Safe at Home program April 12-14 at the John Paul Jones Arena.

  1. A former University of Virginia associate dean who is facing federal child porn charges is expected to plead guilty on Monday.
Full Story
  • Memorial Services Scheduled for Gus Deeds

    Memorial Services Scheduled for Gus Deeds

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:14:50 GMT
    Memorial services for Gus Deeds, son of state Senator Creigh Deeds, are planned for the beginning of May.Full Story
    Memorial services for Gus Deeds, son of state Senator Creigh Deeds, are planned for the beginning of May.Full Story
  • Sexual Violence Survivors Make Glass Art at Take Back the Night Event

    Sexual Violence Survivors Make Glass Art at Take Back the Night Event

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:41:56 GMT
    Friday, some survivors of sexual violence got together to break a little glass, make art, and heal at the same time in Charlottesville.Full Story
    Friday, some survivors of sexual violence got together to break a little glass, make art, and heal at the same time in Charlottesville.Full Story
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVIR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.