Aging in Place Critical Home Repair

Everyone deserves the opportunity to age with dignity in their own home and community.   

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity works with Pierce County homeowners age 60+ and disabled Veterans of the US Military to create a safe and livable environment where they can age independently in the comfort and stability of their own home.

One in three adults age 60+ will suffer a fall at home resulting in injury. Adaptive home modifications and repairs such as grab bars, railings, improved lighting, zero step entries, and wheelchair ramps can greatly reduce or eliminate many of these mishaps and resulting injuries.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only able to do exterior home repairs and modifications.

Common types of repairs and modifications include:

  • Access ramps
  • Handrails
  • Walkways
  • Doors, windows
  • Exterior damages critical to health and safety
  • Roof, gutter repair/replacement


There was a time that Kevin, a disabled senior and military veteran, would have been able to repair his home’s second-story deck himself. With Aging in Place, Kevin was able to assist where he could as Habitat’s repair team added new supports to his deck.

“His injuries prevent him from doing the work himself and I wasn’t comfortable with him sitting out on the deck as it was. Now he has somewhere he can go to sit and enjoy the nice weather,” said Kevin’s wife, Joice.