Staying In Place Grants for Vulnerable Adults

NENA is pleased to offer its Staying In Place grant program through its nonprofit partner, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities.

The Staying in Place grants are designed to help vulnerable adults (lower-income households, seniors, residents living with a disability, and/or veterans) address outstanding housing maintenance issues. Rebuilding Together Twin Cities will provide access to needed funds to help these property owners living on fixed incomes make repairs so they can live safely in place with economic stability.

Offered Services

  1. Safe at Home: Provide home safety and fall prevention modifications and ramps for older adults and individuals living with a disability.
  2. Home Repair: Provide volunteer-delivered repairs including weatherizing, cleaning, installing flooring, patching and painting, siding, and landscaping, and timely contractor-delivered repair or replacement of essential systems, such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, outer envelope and roofs.

Guideline Summary

  1. Eligible Recipients: The program will focus on assisting seniors (55+), residents with disabilities, veterans, and low-income residents.
  2. Income Limit: Up to 80 percent area median income, as defined by HUD for the Twin Cities.
  3. Eligible Properties: Owner-occupied properties with one to three (1-3) units in the Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, or Wenonah neighborhoods that meets Minneapolis zoning code. Properties may include single-family homes, duplexes, individual condominiums (restricted to inside work unless agreed upon by the homeowner association), townhomes, co-operatives, or any other owner-occupied one to three (1-3) unit home.
  4. Grant Amount: Maximum of $7,500.
  5. Homeowner Matching: No cost for eligible homeowners, unless the project exceeds $7,500. Rebuilding Together will discuss specific funding requirements with applicants.
  6. Recipients Requirements: Applicants must be current on all mortgage payments and property taxes. In addition: homeowners must demonstrate a commitment to remain in the home for a period of at least 5 years.
  7. Selection: Grant applications are processed on a first-come, first served basis.

More Information and How to Apply
For more information or to request an application, call Rebuilding Together Twin Cities at (651) 776-4273 or email Be sure to mention you live in a Nokomis East neighborhood.

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