Aging in Place
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is a certified Aging In Place (AIP) affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The average homeowner who partners with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia to make critical repairs to their home is 72 years of age. The Home Repair Program works to improve accessibility and safety in homes so that older Philadelphians can comfortably age in place.
Recent funding for the CAPABLE program (Community Aging in Place – Advancing Better Living for Elder) expands Habitat’s AIP work through a partnership with Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions and Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy. By combining Habitat’s expertise in critical home repairs with the work of nurses and occupational therapists, CAPABLE helps aging Philadelphia homeowners to stay healthy and safe as they grow older in their homes.
For Homeownership, Habitat’s future home designs include flexible space on the first floors of each home. This ensures homeowners can enjoy and live in a space that meets their needs at every point in their life.