Home Repair Program
This program provides repairs to the homes of seniors and adults with disabilities living on the coastside from Montara to Pescadero. It offers emergency repairs throughout the year and sponsors a one-day event for repairs that can wait until June. The purpose of the rehab program is to help seniors and adults with disabilities to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
Steve Kikuchi talks about 22 years of volunteering for the Home Rehab program and why he believes in supporting independent living for seniors.
What repairs will be done?
Projects dealing with safety, health and accessibility issues are given priority. In the past we have installed wheelchair ramps, replaced unsafe stairs and porches, fixed plumbing problems, repaired furnaces, painted houses inside and out and cleaned out yards.
Who is eligible?
Homeowners must be at least 60 years of age or disabled and unable to do the repairs themselves. Recipients must meet income eligibility requirements.
How do I apply for help?
Anyone 14 and older can be a volunteer. Volunteers do not need to be skilled at home repairs, but any skills will be utilized. If you would like to volunteer, please call 650-726-9056 or fill out the volunteer form.
How do I volunteer?
The Home Rehabilitation Program is sponsored by private donations from individuals like you, corporations, local businesses, and San Mateo County Department of Housing. Your help as a volunteer and/or a sponsor is essential to the program.