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A service of the Knoxville-Knox County Office on Aging.
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Home Repair & Modification

Limited help with minor home repairs, modifications, and weatherization. The Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) program was developed to train and certify building contractors to help consumers who want to repair or modify houses into lifetimes home. See the Action Guide for more information about contractors with CAPS certification.

CAC Housing & Energy Services: 244-3080

2247 Western Avenue, 37921 (street)
P.O. Box 51650, 37950-1650 (mailing)
Offers limited help with home repairs or rehabilitation. Help is for low- and moderate-income homeowners. Eligibility requirements.  |  Website »

CAC Lead Safe & Healthy Homes Program: 244-3080

2247 Western Avenue, 37921 (street)
P.O. Box 51650, 37950-1650 (mailing)
For homeowners and renters within the City of Knoxville.  |  Website »

CAC Weatherization: 244-3080

2247 Western Avenue, 37921 (street)
P.O. Box 51650, 37950-1650 (mailing)
Provides whole house weatherization to low-income homeowners and renters to reduce long-term energy costs. Eligibility requirements.  |  Website »

City of Knoxville Community Development: 215-2120

City-County Building, 400 Main Street, 5th Floor, 37902
Financial and technical assistance for income-eligible homeowners to make repairs to bring house up to code. Homeowner must qualify for low-interest loans.  |  Website »

Operation Backyard: 524-2774

Knoxville Leadership Foundation
The Regas Building, 318 N. Gay Street, Suite 210, 37917
Home Repair Program provides free repairs – such as re-shingling roofs, painting, building ramps, and minor home repairs – to low-income homeowners in Knoxville. Participants must own and live in the house being repaired and must meet income guidelines. Recruits and coordinates volunteers to perform repairs.  |  Website »

Utility Companies

Contact your utility company about low- or no-interest loans for home improvements such as upgrading water/ sewer connections, repairing or replacing septic tanks or defective private sewer laterals, and installing energy-efficient heating or air-conditioning equipment.

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2247 Western Avenue
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950
The Office on Aging is a service of the Knoxville-Knox County Action Committee