Community Action Association (Coastal Plain etc.)
The Weatherization program provides identification of high-energy consumption habits, and counseling and education of clients for energy-efficient living. Funded through the Office of Energy Resources, this program provides materials and labor needed to increase the energy efficiency of homes of low-income individuals. 12 months of energy bills are required. Click on this link, then click your county on the map for your local agency.
For details on the Weatherization Program on the CAA site, click here.
For additional information from this site, click here.
Minor Home Repair Program
Individuals who are 62 and older or who are disabled will receive assistance with minor home repairs such as handicapped toilets, handrails, leaking bathroom and kitchen faucets, and repairs of bathroom and kitchen floors. A maximum amount of $2,000, which includes contractor’s labor and materials cost, will be allowed per home.
This program provides materials, labor and knowledge necessary to increase the energy efficiency in the homes of low-income, Georgia Power customers with electricity as a primary heating source.
Lead Based Paint Counseling
Many homes and apartments built before 1978 contain paint with high levels of lead. Counseling on Lead Safe Practices will be provided at Community Service Centers and Head Start Parent/Teacher meetings to clients and the general public. A pamphlet approved by the Environmental Protection Agency is provided during the counseling sessions.
Minor Car Repair Program
Individuals will receive assistance with minor car repairs such as batteries, tires, water hoses, engine belts, etc. The individual must be employed for at least six (6) months on his/her job. His/her employer will be contacted concerning job good performance. Two bids must be submitted from certified mechanics as well as proof of current car registration and insurance and vehicle must be in applicant’s name. A maximum of $300 will be allowed per vehicle.
Home Repair Complaints
Does your landlord refuse to make repairs? Do you own your home but can’t afford repairs?
Have you owned your home for at least 5 years? If you live in the city of Valdosta, call Community Protection 229-671-3617
If you live in Lowndes Co., call Code Enforcement 229-671-2730
Habitat for Humanity
Has a program to rehabilitate veterans homes. Call (229) 245-1330
For the Do it Your selfer The ReStore
is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 9-5 but we are available for pickups for donations Monday-Friday.
The Restore sells tools, paints, furniture and building supplies at greatly reduced prices.
2010 Cypress St,
Valdosta, GA 31601
Home Modifications for Seniors