Senior Citizens Home Maintenance Program
Are you a Smithtown Resident? Are you 62 years of age or older? Can you use the assistance of a "handyman"? The Smithtown Senior Citizens Department can help you!
We employ a crew of experienced maintenance personnel who provide a variety of minor home repair services to our senior citizen residents. For example, they can:
- repair leaky faucets and running toilets
- install locks and make adjustments on doors
- replace light fixtures
- change hard-to-reach light bulbs
- install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- install bathroom grab bars and indoor railings
- clean 1st floor gutters
All requests are handled on a first come, first served basis with preference given to safety related jobs. Emergency services are not provided and "cosmetic" work is not part of our programs.
Program Director Doreen Perrino explains, "The primary objective of this program is to assist our senior citizen residents with the everyday maintenance of their homes with a focus on the elements that keep them safe and secure."
Our Senior Citizen Home Maintenance Program (SCHMP) assists seniors age 62 and older who own their home. All labor and materials are provided at no charge. Funding for this program is provided by a federal grant from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Town of Smithtown.
SCHMP Large Projects
At the present time, we are only undertaking outdoor railing projects.
Limited funding is also available for larger safety related projects. Typical large projects include outdoor railings at entrances, single window and door replacement, and concrete walkway section replacement.
Large projects are competitively bid out to eligible contractors, with the lowest bidder awarded the project. Projects are limited to those that can be completed for $2,000 or less. For more information about our Senior Citizen Home Maintenance Program (SCHMP), please call (631) 360-7616.