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Safe at Home

The Department of Aging and Community Living’s Safe at Home program provides in-home preventative adaptations to reduce the risk of falls for District residents age 60 and older and adults 18 and over living with disabilities.

Examples of adaptations may include but are not limited to handrails, grab bars, bathtub cuts, shower seats, and stair lifts.

Income Qualifications
A maximum of $99,600 for an individual or $113,850 for a household of two.

Who should apply?
District residents, age 60 and over, or adults with disabilities, age 18 and over, who are homeowners or renters of a property used as a primary residence, with an annual household income at or below 100% of Area Median Income (AMI)*.
*Additional eligibility requirements apply.  
For more information on how you can apply for the Safe at Home Program, call (202) 724-5626.

In January 2023, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the expansion of Safe at Home 2.0, covering medication review, vision screenings, and balance/strength training for current Safe at Home participants who meet the criteria for being at the highest risk of continued falls.  Please note that Safe at Home 2.0 is a pilot program and can only be provided to a limited number of participants already enrolled in Safe at Home.

NOTE: All applicants may not qualify for the Safe at Home program. Applicants who do not qualify may receive referrals to other programs better suited for their specific needs.*

*Referrals to other programs are not a guarantee of eligibility.

*Please note, the Safe at Home Security Camera Program has ended. The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants administers the Private Security Camera Incentive Program which offers rebates and vouchers for camera systems to eligible applicants. For more information, please visit the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants website or call (202) 727-5124.

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