Program Helps Seniors Stay in Homes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local program is working to help senior citizens stay in their homes.

Through a $200,000 grant from the Oregon Housing and Community Services, the Community Lending Works Program at NEDCO is now offering low-interest loans to qualified, fixed-income homeowners age 65 and up. The money can be used to update a house or add safety features such as a ramp or wider doorways.

Managers of the Aging in Place program hope folks will take advantage of this opportunity to be proactive of about their future living situations.

“What we want people to do is project ahead. You know if they see these are modifications they want to make to their homes five or ten years down the road, we can look at those now so we don’t have to be reactionary to whatever’s going on,” said Lynn Meyer, Community Lending Director.

You can find more information here.

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