The Need:



Our Solutions:

Through Project Metropair, a free handyman service for low income seniors, Met Council works to eliminate safety hazards by installing and repairing:

  • Bathtub grab bars
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detector
  • Door locks and chains
  • Window locks and screens
  • Wood railing
  • Broken tiles
  • Electrical outlets and switches
  • Doorbells
  • Light bulbs
  • Handheld showers
  • Holes, cracks and dents in the walls
  • Waterproofing tubs and showers
  • Winterizing windows, doors and A/C units

To be eligible for this free program, you must:

✔ Be 60 years or older

✔ Reside in New York City

✔ Show financial need 



Our Impact:

In FY14, Met Council provided:

2,658 free repairs to seniors' homes

1,221 unique visits made by our handymen

4,801 hours spent repairing senior's homes


Need Help?

Call 212-453-9542 or email


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