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Home modification refers to converting or adapting the environment in order to make performing tasks easier, reduce accidents, and support independent living. It includes:

  • low-cost and simple changes to the home (removing hazards such as clutter, throw rugs; moving furnishings; and changing where activities occur (e.g., sleeping on the first instead of second floor);
  • adding special features or assistive devices such as grab bars;
  • extensive renovations (e.g., installing a roll-in shower and ramps); and
  • repairs such as improved wiring to eliminate the need for dangerous extension cords or fixing loose stair treads to improve safety.
Where to Get Help:

Depending on the extent of the modifications, there are several ways to modify and repair your home. You can: 1) do it yourself, or get a friend or relative to help; 2) hire a building professional (handyworker, remodeler, or contractor) and/or health care professional such as an occupational therapist to advise you on changes; or 3) contact a home modification and repair program or business that can advise you on funding, assessing your home, and product advisement.

In addition to the resources listed in our Directory below, services may be located through your:

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Also, consider taking these steps:
  • Get recommendations from friends who have had similar projects completed.
  • Hire a licensed and bonded professional.
  • Be specific about changes you wish to make in advance.
  • Ask for a written agreement with only a small down payment. Make the final payment only after the project is completed.
  • Check with your local Better Business Bureau regarding the professional's reliability and performance record.

Resource Listings:

Resources listed on www.homemods.org are provided solely as a convenience for users of the site. They do not indicate endorsement of any services, and www.homemods.org shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.

The web site www.homemods.org, a university-based and non-profit effort, provides an opportunity for home modification service and product providers to place a web site link and information for consumers and professionals. A reciprocal link to www.homemods.org is requested but not required.

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Little Rock

ACCESS BY DESIGN

Tom Strickland, as of 7/10/12
10809 Executive Center Dr., Suite 103
Little Rock, AR 72211
800-822-2680
tstrickland.access@gmail.com
http://www.myaccessbydesign.com
November 2010
Physically impaired and aging
50-75
4
Wheelchair ramps and bathroom/kitchen remodels
Environmental
Government agencies,insurance companies, manged care companies,private pay, Medicaid
Prompt resedential assessments and bids.
Ramps: purchase or rental, custom installation.

 

ARKANSAS INCREASING CAPABILITIES ACCESS NETWORK (ICAN)

Barbara Gullett, Project Director
Arkansas Department of Workforce Education
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services/ICAN
2201 Brookwood Drive, Suite 117, Little Rock,
AR 72202
(501) 666-8868 (V/TDD),
(800) 828-2799 (V/TDD, In-State)
(501) 666-5319
bmgullett@ars.state.ar.us
http://www.arkansas-ican.org
1989

 

Low income Weatherization Assistance Program

Thomas Green, Asst. Dir. of Office of Community Svcs.s

P.O. Box 1437 Slot 5330
Little Rock, AR 72203

501-682-8715

501-682-6736

Elderly

60%

4

Functional

Local community action groups.

$1.6 million

Department of Energy

Energy efficiency

 

North Little Rock Community Development Agency

Mary-Beth Bowman, Comm. Dept. Dir.

P.O. Box 5868
N. Littlerock, AR 72119

501-340-5342

501-340-5345 

Low to moderate income.

80%

5

Roofs and electrical problems.

Emergency grants and mechanical problems.

Staff

$1.3 million

CDBG and HOME funds

Provides decent and safe affordable housing, down payment assistance, and drainage work.

 

Weatherization Assistance Program

Troy Branscum, Mgr. of Program

P.O. Box 1437 Slot 5330
Little Rock, AR 72203

501-682-8722

501-682-6736

Low income.

75%

5

Insulation, caulk and weather-strip doors, and windows.

Energy audit.

$3.5 million

US Department of Energy & U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Svcs.

Goal is to reduce energy consumption and reduce energy bills for those with a low income.

 


Rogers

Handyman Matters

Steve Langton, as of 9/24/12
4438 Pleasant Dr
Rogers, AR 72758
479-633-0022
479-633-0023
nwa@handymanmatters.com
www.handymanmatters.com/Rogers
March 2008
Age 35 & up homeowners
500
8
1500
Environmental
Steve Langton
Specialist in ramps, grab bars, tub steps, and bath remodels

 


Viola

Pinesrroyal Construction

Sherrie Oliver, as of 9/6/13
44 Hickory Street
Viola, AR 72583
8707361941
pinesr.royal@yahoo.com
1991
3
Environmental
Axiom
Bathroom/Kitchen
Professional designer with psychology background
Yes

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