HOME IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR

Homsite can help homeowners make necessary home repairs and home improvements that may increase the value of their property and make it more livable, safe, and energy efficient.  Qualifying home improvements include, but aren't limited to:

  • Roof Repair or Replacement
  • Exterior Painting
  • Step Replacement
  • Porch Repair
  • Window Replacement
  • Exterior Door Replacement
  • Furnace or Hot Water Heater Replacement
  • Electrical or Plumping Repairs
  • Limited Code Violations
  • Health and Safety Issues
  • Accessibility

Home Improvement Grants:

AHC (Cayuga County)

AHC provides home repair grants up to 60% of the total project cost for homeowners who meet income eligibility (80% or below HUD income guidelines for Cayuga County).  Homeowners must contribute the remaining 40% by leveraging other grants, loans, or personal savings, and must also be current on property taxes.  Applications are available at Homsite on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Currently there is a wait list for the AHC Grant program.  


Access to Home (Cayuga County)

The Access to Home program provides funds to not-for-profit organizations and municipalities to make the homes and apartments of low and moderate income New Yorkers with disabilities more accessible. Under the program, home adaptations and alterations will be made to enable persons with disabilities to remain or return to their own homes rather than enter or stay in more costly and more restrictive institutional settings. For more info, please contact our office.

RESTORE (Cayuga County)  

The Residential Emergency Services to Offer (Home) Repairs to the Elderly (RESTORE) Program funds pay for the cost of emergency repairs to eliminate conditions in homes that pose a threat to life, health, or safety of low-income elderly homeowners when the homeowners cannot afford to make the repairs.

Funds must be used for one- to four-unit dwellings that are owned and occupied by eligible
low-income elderly households. Repair costs cannot exceed $5,000 per building. 

Those persons eligible for RESTORE must be 60 years or older, and have emergency home repair needs.


CDBG (City of Auburn)

  • Community Development Block Grant
  • City of Auburn
  • For homeowners who meet income eligibility (80% or below HUD income guidelines for Cayuga County).

Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to apply for one of our programs.