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Legally Blind Single Woman Needs Housing Grant Money To Renovate Home

by Carrie Hill
(Emmet, AR, USA)

I am a 47-year-old woman who has been living on a disability income of $694 a month, and has recently inherited my parent's rent house that is in bad condition.

My children are both in low-income families and cannot afford to help me with redoing the house so that it is livable for me.

My father died last September and so the upkeep was left undone for almost a year because my mother was sick.

When she passed away she left me the house and now I don't know what kind of assistance I can receive to redo this home.

This home was built in the early 30s and needs lots of updates, like new wiring, heating and air, and new plumbing.

With what the electric bill being over $300 a month and gas over $100, plus a $100 water bill I can't afford to do anything but buy a few groceries to live on.

This is the only house that I own, and why should it sit there with no one living in it and me pay rent somewhere else.

It is very close to my daughter who keeps an eye on me and makes sure that I take my medication, and get to my doctor's appointments.

I really need some help redoing this home. Any help you can direct me to would be much appreciated.

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Jun 21, 2011
Community Resources
by: Anonymous

Call your division of aging and ask for a number to get in touch with a community resource office, about grants.

Sep 15, 2010
Housing Grants in Arizona
by: Katina

Congratulations on making the effort to submit your story to Accessible.org.

With the publication of your story, you are now well on your way to:

1. Getting your story known to a wide audience that could help you.

2. Getting your story polished up and presentable so you can submit it elsewhere, including the White House.

As a disabled person myself, I can sympathize with your situation and I definitely understand your need for help.

I've done a bit of research and found these resources for you:

NRCSHHM
National Resource Center on
Supportive Housing and Home Modification
http://www.usc.edu/dept/gero/nrcshhm/directory/

HUD Housing Assistance
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/states/arizona

Please let us know if the resources have helped you in any way.

Katina from Accessible.org

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