The Urban Energy Justice Lab is teaming up with Ann Arbor’s sustainability office and other partners to help low-income seniors reduce energy use and stay living in their homes longer.
Ann Arbor’s new Aging in Place Efficiently Program will be focused on helping low-income seniors with energy-efficiency improvements and aging support and services, said Missy Stults, the city’s sustainability manager.
Using grant funds, the city has a goal of helping at least 24 senior households by June 2022, with aging in place, so the money can go for grab bars, wheelchair ramps, and energy-efficiency work. The intent of the pilot project is to explore how best to support low-income seniors with aging in place by combining social services, physical home improvements, and efficiency upgrades.
In addition to Urban Energy Justice Lab research assistant Jack Teener, other project partners include Michigan Saves, Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, and the Housing Bureau for Seniors and the Program for Multicultural Health at Michigan Medicine.
Read more about the project from MLive here.