Home repair assistance can lead to economic opportunity, well-being, says Cooney

October 1, 2021 Bridge Detroit

A new program aims to replace roofs for low-income seniors and homeowners with disabilities in Detroit. Patrick Cooney, assistant director for policy impact at Poverty Solutions, spoke to Bridge Detroit about the long-term impacts of this type of program.

“We think that home repair is a critical issue — one of the most critical issues facing Detroiters — as it relates to housing stability primarily, but then also the other things that can lead to, such as providing a foundation for economic opportunity for wealth building and obviously for seniors, the ability to age in place,” he said.