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City home repair program helps low-income Austin homeowners recover from recent storm event
|City home repair program helps low-income Austin homeowners recover from recent storm event|
Austin, TX – The City of Austin is increasing its home repair program funding by $1 million to assist Austinites impacted by the recent storm, made possible through a transfer from Austin Water. The Housing and Planning Department’s home repair program can assist eligible homeowners who need repairs following the February cold weather event, also known as Winter Storm Uri.
“The City is gearing up for increased need for home repair services brought on by the recent unprecedented storm event,” said Housing and Planning Director Rosie Truelove. “The City continues to be grateful for the leadership of the Austin Home Repair Coalition and the nonprofits that address the home repair needs of Austin’s low-income families. The Housing and Planning Department’s priority will be to mobilize resources to address the needs of our low- to moderate-income homeowners seeking much-needed resources following the storm.”
The Housing and Planning Department is working closely with the Development Services Department and across City functions to provide an efficient response as possible for households seeking repairs.
Information related to home repairs for eligible homeowners will be posted and updated on this website the week of February 22. To learn more about the City’s home repair programs and assistance to qualifying households, visit the home repair program webpage.
LGBTQ Partners with Memory Loss
Aging with Pride: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action) at the University of Washington is offering a free program for individuals with memory loss and their care partners. Either the person with memory loss or their care partner must be LGBTQ. The program includes nine sessions with a trained coach and focuses on problem solving, improving communication, and low impact exercise. The sessions are virtual, using easy video chatting. The pair receives $125 for completing five phone interviews. This program is available in all 50 states.
AGE of Central Texas educational event in the month of the Heart – February.
Free Virtual “GPS Navigation for Caregivers” February 22 – 26, 2021
AGE of Central Texas and Riverbend Church are hosting a week of workshops designed just for the caregiver of a loved one. Discover local caregiver resources, learn new skills, and connect with local experts on aging.Each day during the week there will be one 90-minute webinar from 10:00 – 11:30. For the past 8 years, Riverbend Church has hosted the free conference to provide unpaid family caregivers with relevant information and vital resources to help ease the challenges of caring for an aging family member. This year AGE of Central Texas is partnering with them in this week of important topics that will aid the caregiver. See a list of the daily workshops on the attached flyer or go to AGE’s website at https://ageofcentraltx.org/index.php/gps-navigation-for-caregivers-conference/ Registration for any or all of the conference sessions is free and allows participation in live Q&A.
Register by calling (512) 600-9275, or online at http://www.TinyURL.com/GPSconference2021 For more information, contact:
Roger Temme (512) 600- 9277
AGE of Central Texas │www.AGEofCentralTX.org
AGE of Central Texas helps older adults and their caregivers thrive as they navigate the realities and opportunities of aging and caregiving.
There’s a movie coming on Netflix titled A Secret Love.
“Amid shifting times, two women kept their decades-long love a secret. But coming out later in life comes with its own set of challenges.”