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Nonprofits Launch 2013 Senior Safe at Home Program

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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.

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