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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Stay Safe at Home with free home modifications

Qualified homeowners in Jackson, Nobles and Cottonwood counties can receive free home modifications to help them live safe in their home longer, thanks to Rebuilding Together Minnesota’s Safe at Home Program.

Applications are now being accepted until April 1 for work to take place later in the year.
The nonprofit recently established an office at the Business, Arts & Recreation Center, 1012 5th Ave., in Windom, providing home improvement services throughout the southwest area of the state.

The nonprofit manages the necessary home updates through professional contractors and/or skilled volunteers to prevent accidents such as installing grab bars, handrails, accessibility ramps and motion lighting.

“The work our teams do allow homeowners to live safe in their homes for a longer period of time, extending their quality of life and peace-of-mind,” said Kathryn Greiner, executive director of Rebuilding Together Minnesota. “Since our start in 1997, we have rehabilitated more than 1,300 area homes, investing more than $7 million in needed improvements.”

To qualify for assistance, applicants must own and plan to remain in their home for at least two years, live at a certain household income level and have one household member who is at least 55-years-old or someone living with a disability.

For more details on how to apply, see the story in the March 9 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen.

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