Martha B. has lived in her Rensselaer County home for over 10 years and was thrilled to learn about our Mini-Repair Program. Since 1998, we have provided an average of 250 people a year with labor to address a variety of in-home repairs including minor electrical and plumbing work, minor plastering, and installing weather stripping and safety devices such as deadbolt locks and smoke detectors. Participants of the program need only provide the required materials.
We helped Martha with a leak in her roof, a toilet that wouldn’t stop running (which also ran up her water bill), and a broken front door. Without this program, she wasn’t sure how she was going to get the work done, and like many other homeowners she had been taken advantage of by an unscrupulous contractor in the past. Martha recommends the Mini-Repair Program and our Mini-Repair Coordinator, Tyrone, who shares a name with her son!
The work that we provide preserves the housing stock, helps people stay in their homes, and protects them from dishonest people who look to prey on our neighbors. Strong community starts here! Learn more about the Mini-Repair Program at triponline.org.