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PCV Safe Homea new PCV program to help us all be safer at home as we age in place in our community

 

PCV Safe Home is a program for PCV members that offers a rebate for home safety improvements, such as grab bars, ramps and railings, for up to $100 or 50% of the cost, whichever is less.

PCV will provide guidance on questions to ask contractors, though members will make their own decisions on which contractors to hire and which modifications to implement.  PCV will also provide information about the Montgomery County and State  of Maryland tax credit programs and how to file for them. 

To be reimbursed, members will need to complete the safety upgrade in their home and present a receipt for a paid bill.  A scanned (or photographed) copy of the receipt along with a brief description of the work done, your name as a member of PCV and an address where you would like your rebate check mailed, should be emailed to 20854helpdesk@gmail.com.

PCV will then mail the member a rebate check for the qualified improvement. Any member who needs help applying for the rebate should contact PCV by phone or email for assistance. 

All work must be started on or after April 28, 2022 and be completed no later than September 30, 2022.  A list of some “rebate acceptable” modifications is below.  Members are encouraged to check with the Help Desk to confirm that their home modifications are eligible for the Safe Home rebate - call 240-221-1370 or email us at 20854helpdesk@gmail.com. Contractors with expertise and experience in this area are listed below. Please be aware that PCV has not formally vetted these contractors and therefore is not officially recommending them.  However, we are aware that several of our members have successfully used them previously. 

Ali Soltani, Handy Pro, 301-960-1060 Get A Grip, 240-372-0770
And Don Stackhouse, Accessible Improvements, 301-655-9331 Steve Hage, Strategies for Independent Living, 301-585-5738

 

To learn more about the Montgomery County’s tax credit program Design for Life”, please visit  https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/design/homeowners.html

To learn more about the State of Maryland’s tax credit program, “Independent Living Tax Credit”, please visit https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Pages/ILTC/default.aspx

 Examples of PCV’s rebate acceptable modifications include, but are not limited to the items listed below.  If you would like to implement a modification that is not listed here, please contact us in advance to verify that it will be covered under the PCV Safe Home Bonus program.    

  • No-step entrance
  • Grab bars and reinforced walls to support them
  • Railings for exterior or interior steps
  • Handrails
  • Visual smoke/fire/carbon monoxide alarm
  • Railings for hallways
  • Lever water controls
  • Roll-in shower/tub
  • Rocker panel light switches
  • Light or motion-sensing LED nightlights
  • Lighting for interior and exterior steps and paths
  • Slip-resistant floors
  • Switches, doorbells, thermostats and breaker boxes at no more than 48 inches above the floor or electrical receptacles at least 15 inches above the floor
  • Full extension pull-out drawers, shelves, and racks in base cabinets

For more information call the Help Desk at 240-211-1370, or email us at info@potomaccommunityvillage.org.