Published on: Tuesday, July 2, 2024 News Alert

TKPK Awarded $26,000 Grant from Maryland Dept. of Aging's "Aging in Place" Program


In July 2024, the City of Takoma Park was awarded a $26,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Aging’s “Aging In Place” Grant Program. With a City contribution, $30,000 will be available to cover materials and supplies.

Funds will be used to support the Village of Takoma’s Small Home Repair Program. The City’s Code Enforcement Division will work with the volunteers of the Village of Takoma to underwrite the cost of:

  1. Materials for repairs and accessibility modifications for senior homeowners in Takoma Park
  2. Village membership dues for those for whom that expense is a hardship

Because this program requires Village membership, residents who become members primarily for home maintenance assistance also become integrated into the larger network, with access to the social events and educational opportunities that are part of the Village experience.

The Village has a team of volunteers who perform repairs and modifications for Village members, with members responsible for the cost of materials. Underwriting the cost of construction materials and accessibility aids will remove the barrier of members needing to cover those sometimes costly expenses themselves. Expanding the reach of this program helps ensure that older residents are living in homes that are not only safe but meet their changing needs.

This engagement will help build and strengthen ties to the greater Takoma Park community.