Home Maintenance & Security (HMS)


Our Home Maintenance and Security (HMS) Program provides up to $1,000 to South End homeowners for maintenance. One criterion we look at for eligibility is household income. Homeowners must meet the requirements of 80% or under the annual median income (AMI) for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metropolitan Area. 

*Preference is given to the elderly and disabled.

* We recommend filling out a  Pre-Eligibility Application even when programs are closed. If a slot opens, we do refer to these applications for new clients!

80% AMI Chart 2020

* Income guidelines change annually

Eligible Maintenance Activities for HMS

 Unclogging of sink and/or toilet

Repairs to gutters or floors

Repairs to cracked plaster

Repairs to broken windows or door locks

Caulking, weather stripping, re-glazing

Reapplication of protective coatings

Installation of protective plywood, alarm systems, or temporary fencing

Repainting previously painted surface (including limited scraping) *

Waterproofing (sealant)

Servicing and maintenance of mechanical systems

Replacement of kitchen appliances that are not attached to the building, where removal would not cause any damage.

*Appliance replacement is limited to $500 and to the replacement of a refrigerator, stove, or washing machine

*non destructive methods only (e.g no sandblasting or high pressure spraying)

Get In Touch


38 Catherine Street
Albany, NY 12202

Contact Us

Phone : 518-436-8777

Fax: 518- 436- 7656

Our Hours

MON-FRI 09:00A.M-5:00P.M


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