Home Retro

The Home Retro Program is a grant provided through a collaborative agreement between Alpha One and the Maine State Housing Authority. It provides up to $10,000 to qualifying Maine homeowners to make modifications for a disabled resident. This program assists eligible individuals with disabilities living in a single-family home to overcome substantial barriers to functioning independently in their home.

Grantees must:

  • Own their residence and have a person with a physical disability living in their home. (This includes children);
  • Meet the financial eligibility requirements set by the Maine State Housing Authority (80% of median income for their county);
  • Use 75% of the funds for accessibility rehabs which will improve the quality of life of the disabled resident with a focus on health and safety, 25% of the total expenses for access may be used for home repair; and
  • Property must have indoor plumbing and if a mobile home, have been built after 6/15/76.

Grant funds are available for such modifications as:

  • Widening doorways
  • Adding a roll in shower and fold down seat
  • Building a ramp
  • Remodeling a kitchen, bathroom or bedroom
  • Repairing a roof
  • Replacing windows

This program is first come, first served and a waiting list will be established once the quota of eligible applicants has been met. For further information, contact the Home Retro point person at Alpha One.

Bangor Phone: 1-800-300-6016 (v/tty), 941-6553 (v/tty). 
E-mail: bangor@alphaonenow.org

South Portland Phone: 1-800-640-7200, 866-906-5375 (v/tty).
E-mail: portland@alphaonenow.org