Home modifications for people with disabilities

Even the most accessible homes still need to be customized based on an individual’s needs. Home modifications such as ramps, accessible bathrooms, and functional kitchens are critical for turning a house into a home.

Voices for Independence can help build a team around your home modification project.

Landlords – Landlords are required by law to allow a tenant with disabilities to make reasonable modifications to their unit. They are not obligated to pay for any modifications. Additionally, they can request approval of the modification, and may also require the tenant to restore the unit to its original condition upon leaving.

VFI can advocate with your landlord to make sure they understand their responsibilities, and also their rights. A cooperative relationship with the landlord is always valuable.

Contractors – Identifying contractors with experience in home modifications is important. Additionally, some payment sources may require the contractor to process paperwork and accept payments on their schedule. It’s important to work with your contractor to make sure the work gets done on time, with high-quality, and the contractor gets paid. VFI can help walk you in your contractor through this process.

Affordability – The right modifications can be expensive, but they often improve the value of your home. Finding the right modifications and making them affordable are critical. VFI can help you evaluate solutions and opportunities to pay for your modifications.

Independence Waiver – One of our Medicaid waiver programs provides not only attending care, but also funding can be set aside to make your residence more accessible. If your home needs modifications, contact VFI to see if you’re eligible for Independence Waiver.