This week, Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott announced that $9,650,000 will be made available to support the Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) initiative.
HUBS provides home modifications, repairs, and wraparound services for adult homeowners 65 years and older that meet the income eligibility requirements. Many supported by the program live independently and do not have the resources to make necessary repairs to their housing.
Funding for HUBS comes from Baltimore’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund for senior homeownership repair and homeownership preservation, the City’s capital budget, and several private donors.
“The HUBS collaborative approach towards helping Baltimore homeowners age in place is a great example of city government working efficiently to improve the well-being of our older adults,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “This $3.5 million investment from Baltimore City combined with additional support from committed partners will allow seniors to age independently within the comfort and security of their own communities.”
From the press release:
Created in 2015, HUBS brings together a network of Baltimore organizations with a shared mission of helping adult homeowners age in place. By consolidating the efforts of multiple organizations, HUBS creates efficiencies in referral, intake, and application procedures. The initiative ensures that clients are matched with the correct services and eliminates redundancies so that a greater number of older adults can live in homes that are safe, healthy, and comfortable.
For more information, view the full press release.