On July 30, long-time Baltimore City resident Mrs. Comer had her back porch painted and grab bars installed in her upstairs bathroom for safety. Volunteers from Wells Fargo installed new flooring in her living room and dining room. And this fall, both her furnace and roof will be repaired.
These modifications were made possible through Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) and Wells Fargo, in partnership with Rebuilding Together, Central Baltimore Partnership, Jubilee Baltimore, and Jubilee Arts. HUBS is a program that allows seniors (over 65) in Baltimore City to continue to live in their homes and neighborhoods safely and independently as they age by helping them with home repairs and safety modifications.
Clients like Mrs. Comer, who live in particular neighborhoods designated by Wells Fargo, may have access to additional support for sprucing up. The Wells Fargo Foundation is providing implementation grant funding for Front and Center: A Five Year Equity Plan for Central Baltimore. Part of this plan is to support decent, affordable housing initiatives- especially focused on legacy residents being able to age safely in place.
“I have lived in my home for nearly 50 years. I didn’t realize I needed help but now I do. This is such a wonderful gift that I have received. I am just so appreciative!”- Mrs. Comer