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Aging in Place Efficiently

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The City of Ann Arbor is l​ooking for up to 25 homes to collaborate with for Aging In Place Efficiently. To see if you qualify, click HERE.


Aging In Place Efficiently partners with qualified older adults to help them remain in their homes for as long as possible. Improvements focus on three areas: comfort, lower energy bills, and home safety. ​

​Home Im​​​pr​​ovements 

The home improvements offered will depend on the needs of each homeowner.  A licensed energy auditor, an occupational therapist, and a social worker will help determine the best options for your home within the available budget.

Examples of potential home improvements include:  

  • insulation in walls and attics 
  • weatherization 
  • appliance upgrades 
  • grab bars in bathrooms 
  • handrails and ramps 
  • improved lighting ​


To qualify for this pilot program, you must: 

  • own a single-family home within the city of Ann Arbor that is your primary residence​ (Not sure?  Check out the City Address Search to determine eligibility)
  • be at least 60 years of age at the time of application   
  • have a monthly income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income for Ann Arbor - (Not sure? Use the table below to determine eligibility)
To see if you qualify, fill out this eligibility survey.
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​Not eligible? You can find tips on how to improve the energy efficiency of you home, as well as information on how to get a home energy assessment, on our Sustainability at Home page.

Funding​ a​nd Support​

​This program is free thanks to funding from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation​ and Par​tners f​​or Places​. 

Click on a p​artner logo below to be directed to their website for more information.

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For assistance or to request completion of the eligibility screening by phone, please contact Kora Dreffs at 734.794.6000 x43738 or [email protected]

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Ann Arbor 
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OSI Manager 

Dr. Missy Stults
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Staff Directory​​​

Aging in Place Efficiently Coordinator​s
Kora Dreffs
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Jennifer Wolf
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