Senior home repairs build better health, strengthen community

Elderly residents shouldn’t have to worry about falling off of their front porches.

Fewer will, thanks to a home repair program managed by Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance.

The organization’s long-time housing repair program received a boost through a recent grant that helps seniors stay safe in their homes. Grant funds will allow the agency to undertake major and minor repairs for 32 homes in the west-Detroit neighborhood.

For Cody Rouge resident Chris Bond, 80, the agency’s help meant a dry basement after a plumbing backup in January, something she couldn’t afford to fix herself.

Several years ago, the

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