If remodeling is out of the budget, there are alternatives.
There are many affordable options for adapting your home. You may also be interested in learning about funding opportunities available to assist you in financing your home modifications.
Click on the links below to learn more more about accessible housing as well as state and federal programs designed to help you modify your home for safety and independence.
Maryland Department of Disabilities – Housing
The Maryland Department of Disabilities Web Site contains many helpful resources for Maryland residents including:
- Home Modifications Directory
- Baltimore County: Housing Accessibility Modification Program (HAMP)
- Accessible Homes for Seniors (AHS)
- Consumer’s Guide to Funding Home Modifications
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 203K Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance
Learn about federal programs such as Section 203(k) – HUD’s primary program for the rehabilitation and repair of single family properties, and the “Streamline” 203 (K) Mortgage – a Limited Repair Program that permits homebuyers to finance an additional $35,000 into their mortgage to improve or upgrade their home before move-in.
The Council for Disability Rights – List of Home Modification Funding Sources
The Council’s mission is to advance the rights of people with disabilities at national, state, and local levels. Although they are based in Illinois, you will find a helpful list of innovative national financing options at their Web Site.
Handbook for Design: Specially Adapted Housing for Wheelchair Users
This pamphlet was created for veterans, service members and architects/designers to produce the best possible home for veterans and service members. It allows for quick reference to specific areas of design, addressing the total spectrum of the veteran’s and service member’s needs. Veterans and their home designers can review this pamphlet together to determine which recommendations are applicable to his/her individual needs.