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Senior Services Mediation

Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board offers assistance to the aging population of the Inland Empire with its Senior Services program, tailored to meet the unique needs of the growing senior community. IFHMB performs mediations to resolve issues which necessitate specialized knowledge of senior needs. Senior-specific mediations may involve the following challenges:

  • Parking or accessibility issues
  • Relocation or Renter’s assistance for seniors
  • Special community transportation arrangements
  • Handicap parking permit acquirement
  • Medicare/medical needs
  • Social Security Income for retirement or disability
  • Special accommodations for senior apartment repairs

As well, IFHMB distributes publications, outreach materials, and conducts site visits and presentations for seniors at various locations throughout the Inland Empire.  The following information is provided for the local senior community:

  • Introduction to IFHMB programs & services
  • Tenant rights and responsibilities
  • Fair Housing education
  • Reasonable accommodation and modification information for the disabled

Assistance is provided to complete applications for Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which provides a direct payment to an eligible client’s utility bill to help offset the cost of heating or cooling their home. Seniors in the Inland Empire can receive free help with their application by making an appointment and bringing the following:

  • Current gas and electricity bills
  • Proof of income—SSI, pension, pay stubs, unemployment income, etc.

IFHMB also provides guidance to other senior-specific subsidies or services. Please contact our Senior Services department for more information about the following services:

  • Monthly West End Senior Newsletter
  • Senior Shared Housing Program
  • Affordable senior housing list
  • Community resources referral list, including meal and food assistance
  • Guidance to local organizations & events
  • Reference list of volunteers to assist with errands
  • Social Security & Medicare assistance
  • Monthly volunteer opportunities with the West End Senior Newsletter