Banner Neighborhoods' Senior Home Maintenance Program has been operating since Banner was established in 1982. The program provides semi-annual home inspections, small home repairs and ongoing routine maintenance services for low-income elderly and disabled homeowners in southeast Baltimore, so that they can remain safely and comfortably in their homes where many have lived for over fifty years, and continue to participate in the life of the community they know and love.
To enroll in the program, residents must own their own home within Banner's boundaries, be at least 62 years old or be fully disabled. The average age of Banner's Home Maintenance 124 clients is 79. Their average annual income is $14,800. Approximately 82% of clients live alone. These individuals are still active in the community, participating in neighborhood improvement associations, block clubs, and church and community social events. They add intrinsically to the character and life of the community.