Town of Smithtown residential Repair Program assists seniors age 60 and older. While there is no charge for labor, participants pay for, or provide, all materials. Funding for this program is provided by the New York State Office for the Aging, the Suffolk County Office for the Aging and the Town of Smithtown. Items that can be handled by this program are leaky faucets and running toilets:install locks and make adjustments on doors;install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors;install bathroom grab bars and indoor railings ;clean 1st floor gutters ;replace light fixtures and change hard-to-reach light bulbs .Laura Greif, Program Director for the Town of Smithtown, can be reached at (631) 360-7616. All requests are handled on a first come, first served basis with preference given to safety related jobs.
The same program is available for Commack Huntington side residents through their Township. The Huntington program includes removing air conditioners, installing shades and curtain rods, as well as help with computers and DVD players. TO APPLY: CALL (631) 351-3253 Ext. 4002 .
A second program exists which assists seniors age 62 and older who own their home in the Township of Smithtown.. 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. 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.