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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.

Please click on "Fill out the program survey" below to request inclusion in the National Directory of Home Modification Resources.


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Eloy

Housing Programs

Myrna Davenport

311 North Main Street
Eloy, AZ 85231

520-466-1112

housing@cybertrails.com

Community Action Human Resources Agency

1997

Low income and/or elderly.

42%

300

3

Ramps, showers, heating, cooling and doors.

Craftsman repair and modeling estimator

Director

N/A

$300,00

* Weatherization
* Arizona Public Service
* Tobacco Tax
* Southeast Gas
* Area Agency on Aging

* Uses Arizona Department of Energy approved assessment form
* Inspects all electrical, roof, walls, floors, doors, and windows.
* HVAC
* Performs pressure diagnostics and CO tests.




Goodyear

Totally Accessible Homes

David Villagran, as of 4/28/14

18644 W Fulton St
Goodyear, AZ 85338

623-399-7519

dv@totallyaccessiblehomes.com

www.totallyaccessiblehomes.com

1

Environmental

David Villagran

Specialize in accessibility, universal design and aging in place




Kingman

Weatherization /Home Repair/Program/Owner Occupied on Housing Rehabilitation

Manuel Borges

208 North 4th Street
Kingman, AZ 86401

520-753-6247

www.wacog.com

Western Arizona Council of Governments

1971

Low income, disabled, elderly, and persons with children (legal minors)

Over 50%

400

9

Weatherization, ramps, grab bars, and other home modifications.

Functional and environmental

Program crew chief and coordinator

Grants (amounts not disclosed)

AAA

LaPaz and Yuma County only

Forgivable and deferred loans.

 


Parker

Weatherization /Home Repair/Program/Owner Occupied on Housing Rehabilitation

Richard Hurlbut

1112 Arizona Ave
Parker, AZ 85344

(520) 782-1886

www.wacog.com

Western Arizona Council of Governments

1971

Low income, disabled, elderly, persons with children (legal minors)

Over 50%

400

9

Weatherization, ramps, grab bars, and others modifications.

Functional and environmental

Program crew chief and coordinator

Grants (amounts not disclosed)

AAA

LaPaz and Yuma County only

Forgivable/deferred loans

 


Phoenix

 

Ability Solutions, Inc.

Jim Houser, as of 5/9/13

10201 N 21st Ave #9
Phoenix, AZ 85021

602-944-1178

602-257-0355

jim@abilitysolutions.us

www.abilitysolutions.us

Bathrooms, doorways, and ramps

Environmental

100+

HISA, VA, Private

Jim Houser

 

Arizona Bridge To Independent Living (ABIL)

John DeWinter

1229 East Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85034

602-256-2245

602-254-6407

Older Adults and disabled individuals.

25%

180

3

Grab bars and ramps.

Observations conducted by Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists.

Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists

$225,000

CDBG grants

 

ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY ACCESS PROGRAM (AZTAP)

Northern Arizona University
2715 North Third Street, Suite 104 Phoenix,
AZ 85004

Jill Oberstein

(602) 728-9532, (800) 477-9921
TDD: (602) 728-9536

(602) 728-9535

jill.oberstein@nau.edu

http://aztap.org/

1994

 

Camelback Contractors, Inc. / Ability Solutions, Inc.

Sierra Valors, as of 5/9/13

10201 N 21s Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

602-257-1484

602-257-0355

jim@camelbackcontractors.com

www.camelbackcontactors.com

People with diabilities

ADA Bathrooms, ramps, grab bars, ADA Kitchen


Home Repair Program

Toby Zavala

77 East Thamas Rd., Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85012

334-288-0240 ext:137

Foundation for Senior Living

1987

Older, disabled, and low income adults.

96%

2

Grab bars and ramps.

AAA

Tobacco Tax

 

HOME MODIFICATION PROGRAM

Nancy Daily

Arizona Bridge to Independent Living, 1229 East Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

(602) 256-2245

Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL)

1988

Younger disabled persons

75

55% 

1 full-time 

Grab bars, Ramps, Door widening, Roll-in shower, Paving

Functional/environmental

Case manager 

$75,000

Community Development Block Grant

Coordinates with Easter Seals to share costs on larger projects.

 

International Tribal Council of Arizona Weatherization Program

Dave Castillo

2214 N. Central Ave., Suite100
Phoenix, AZ

602-309-1547

American Indians on tribal land, low income, elderly, and female headed houses.

Under 20

1

Infiltration repairs, windows, pipes, and doors.

Tribal housing directors and maintenance.

Yes

Grants

Department of Energy

Specializes in weatherization only.


ITCA Incorporated
Area Agency on Aging

Holly Staley

2214 North Central, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-307-1505

Americorp Program

American Indians, over 60 years of age, low-income, and living on tribal land.

30

Ramps, roofing, railings, and grab bars.

Application process of 3 years.

Tribal employees or a weatherization official.

$25,000

State tobacco tax


Project Safe Home

Eva Stanford

555 W. Glendale Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85021

602-285-0543

602-274-6793
stanford@centerdoar.org
www.centerdoar.org

VICAP

Over 18 years of age with disabilities and elderly persons.

Under 20

38 item checklist.

Goals are to assist people to remain independent. Average home repair costs $50 per home.

No costs contingent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.

 



Tempe

 

Adl-Solutions

Jim Bennett, as of 4/29/14

2720 S. Hardy Dr
Tempe, AZ 85282

480-636-1816

480-659-1350

jbennett@adl-solutions.com

www.adl-solutions.com

People in need of Accessability Solutions

100+

Yes

Complete Remodels, Automatic Door Openers, Shower & Bathing Supplies,, Grab & Specialty Bars, Ramps, Roll-in Showers, Patient lifts, Platform lifts, Stair lifts

Dept of Developmental Disabilities, Access. VA,Individuals in need, and Providers

Show Room displaying Shower, bath products, Ramps, lifts, grab/specialty bars $ hardware both for the consumer and contractor

Tucson

 

Housing Improvement Program

Erin E. Pazos

4720 W. Calle Tetakusim
Tucson, AZ 85746

520-879-5908

520-879-5891

Pascua Yaqui Tribe Housing Department

Elderly and low income tribe members.

Varies

Varies

1

Roof, heating, cooling and plumbing.

Dodge unit cost book, and full home inspection.

Tribal employees (draftsmen and inspectors).

Funding per client depends on need.

HUD and BIA funds

ICOBG pays back with sliding fees; HIP is non-pay back.



Window Rock

Navajo Nation Housing Services

Ernest Goatson

PO Box 2396
Window Rock, AZ 86515

520-871-6493

520-871-7179

Navajo Nation Housing Department

1980

Very low income.

25%

200

20

Ramps, grab bars, and widening doors.

Some

Federal Government


PL 93-638 Housing Improvement Program

Vern Charleston

Administration Building 2
2nd Floor, PO Box 2396
Window Rock, AZ 86515

928-871-6555; 520-871-6700

Navajo Nation

1980

Low income families

40%

50 families

8

Home repairs

Supervisors and contractors

$1.5 Million

BIA funds

 

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