Pro bono architectural consulting services – home modification advice for families with disabled loved ones with severe behavior disorders. Our son, Matt Enos, had Autism, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Intermittent Explosive Behavior Disorder. My wife, Debby Tinker, and I had to make several modifications to our home to keep him, as well as ourselves, safe during a behavioral episode. In September 2011, while in his bedroom, Matt suffered a hemorrhagic stroke which proved to be fatal. To this day, Debby and I marvel that over seventy people visited him in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at INOVA Fairfax Hospital while he remained in a coma those last three days. We had no idea of the monumental impact Matt made on the lives of others during the 23 ½ years he spent with us. To honor Matt’s memory, we created the Matthew Tinker Enos Horizons Foundation to help those with ID whose behavioral difficulties impede their lives. Recently, however, I realized that I can offer additional help to families who face the same challenges we did. I would like to offer my architectural consulting services, pro bono, to families who need assistance with architectural modifications to improve the health, safety, and welfare of their loved ones with these special needs.
The Home Repair for the Elderly Program is designed to provide minor home repairs to eligible low and moderate income elderly homeowners residing in the property, as well as accessibility modifications for disabled homeowners. Fairfax County will provide a crew to do up to one week’s labor and provide up to $500 in materials to complete necessary repairs and maintenance. Materials are paid for by County and Federal funds.
The Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit (LHTC) program is designed to improve accessibility and universal visitability in Virginia’s residential units by providing state tax credits for the purchase of new units or the retrofitting of existing housing units. Tax credits are available for up to $5,000 for the purchase/construction of a new accessible residence and up to 50 percent for the cost of retrofitting existing units, not to exceed $5,000.
The program is designed to offer financial assistance to owner-occupied residents of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park to correct health and safety issues as well as to increase energy efficiency within their properties. The County, as an Urban Entitlement, receives Community Development Block (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to finance this program. Households with incomes at or below 50 percent of area median income will receive priority for assistance.
Project Mend-A-House, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serving low-income residents, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities in Prince William County, Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park since 1984.
Our vision for Alexandria is a vibrant community where people of all income groups and cultures live in safe and healthy homes.
Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church (Rebuilding Together-AFF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides low-income homeowners and nonprofit organizations with critically needed repairs and modifications to create safe and healthy homes. Through the support of corporate sponsors, faith communities, local businesses, and the hands-on work of volunteers, Rebuilding Together-AFF repairs and renovates more than 60 homes each year. We produce real results for real families with real needs,
The Office of Housing coordinates and administers housing-related programs and services and makes recommendations to the City Manager and City Council on housing policy and affordable housing investments. We work closely with city and nonprofit partners, including the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority, to implement the Housing Master Plan’s Housing for All policy and goal of creating new affordability in 2,000 units by 2025.
Provides renters with disabilities up to $10,000 to make accessibility modifications to a rental unit leased in their name. Applications must be made through accepted agents, including Centers for Independent Living