Home Repair Services

Providing help with home repairs and lawn maintenance to low-income seniors in the Atlanta area.

Through Home Repair Services, Meals on Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) works to provide senior clients with a safe home that is accessible and up to code, with the goal of allowing the senior to remain in their home and be independent for a long as possible.

How We Can Help

Home Repair Services focuses primarily on minor repairs to areas occupied and utilized by the senior so that each senior has safe and usable access to spaces such as the bathroom, kitchen, living and sleeping areas.

Typical projects include installing ADA compliant toilets, replacing faucets, replacing light fixtures and installing grab bars. Larger project are also done for clients eligible for additional grants.

How It Works

We accept applications from eligible low income seniors who are in need of home repairs. After a home assessment our team works to provide services to make our clients home safer.

We partner with the City of Atlanta, Fulton County, the Home Depot Foundation, and a mix of other generous people and organizations to raise funds to help provide low income seniors with home repairs and yard maintenance.

Who we serve

  • Around 350 houses a year
  • Low-income adults who are 50 or older with the average being 73 years old
  • 91% of Home Repair clients are women and the majority are either single or widowed
  • Annual incomes of Home Repair Services clients, mostly fixed, are very low to extremely low, averaging monthly income around $1,143

Why it Matters

Home repair is important to homeowners because it:
  • Ensures seniors are living in safe and well maintained homes
  • Prevents seniors from being displaced from their homes and being forced into transitional housing or shelters
  • Protects families’ financial investments
  • Restores the homeowners’ dignity and pride of homeownership

Home repair is important to communities because it:
  • Inspires neighborhood inhabitants to reinvest in their communities
  • Revitalizes neighborhoods
  • Helps keep houses compliant with city codes

Do You Qualify?
  • Must be 50, 55 or 62 or older depending on the program
  • Home must be located within Fulton County, City of Atlanta, or be a Military Veteran residing in the 11 county metropolitan Atlanta area
  • Applicant must own home and occupy it as their primary residence.
  • Must have homeowner's insurance and keep the property insured against loss or damage.
  • Must meet the income guidelines
  • Necessary repairs must fit within the scope of service offered by MOWA.
*Additional qualifications may apply - please contact the Home Repair Team with questions

Home Repair Staff

Joseph Guy

Director of Home Repair Services
404-351-3889 ext. 235

Mara Burks

Administrative Services
404-351-3889 ext.245