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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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Boulder

Hudson Integrative

Kellie Hudson

1200 28th St. Ste 100
Boulder

303-442-6444

hudsonintegrative.com

info@hudsonintegrative.com

1947

Seniors (55+), persons with disabilities

All levels of home modifications, from grab bars to full house remodel.

Hudson Integrative

Fourth-generation family-owned and operated home building and remodeling company established in 1947. Serves Boulder, Denver, and Northern Front Range areas.


Canyon City

Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program

Erlin Freckell

PO Box 510
Canon City, CO 81215

719-275-4979

719-275-2907

www.uaacog.com

housing@ris.net

1975

Low- income

33%

35

Provide loans and bringing houses up to code.

Rehabilitation Specialist

No

Colorado Division of Housing

Low- interest rate loans.


Delta

WCHDO Rehabilitation Program

PJ Howe

320 West 5th Street
Delta, CO 81416

970-874-8204

970-874-8249

pjchdo@aol.com

1993

Low-income

Over 40%

20-25

45

Roofs, wiring, accessibility and addressing safety.

Quality housing standard guidelines

Construction manager

$250,000-$275,000

* CDBG
* Private
* City
* County donations.

Loans

 


Denver

Aging in Place - Handyman Matters

Steve Attebery, as of 8/30/12

7140 Ivy St #F
Denver, CO 80022

303-722-7846

303-255-0137

stevea@handymanmatters.com

www.handymanmatters.com

2004

55+

Hundreds

4

Rollin/walkin showers,grab bars, all ADA

Environmental

Steve Attebery

 

Rocky Mountain Independence Services

Leonard Lujan, as of 7/1/13

1535 Filbert Ct #7
Denver, CO 80220

720-345-9546

303-479-8154

info@RMindependenceservices.com

www.RMindependenceservices.com

2013

Medicaid benefit recipients and serniors or people with disabilities needing access modifications

2

Barrier free bathrooms and ramps

Various community grants, Medicaid (Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance) - Certified Provider, Private pay

Rocky Mountain Independence Services is a team of advocates and professionals from the Disability/Senior Services and Construction Industries. We work hard to stretch every dollar as far as possible to eliminate access barriers in your home. With a combined 15 years of experience in the non-profit and construction sectors, we're passionate about helping people with their access needs.

RMIS believes in everyone’s choice to maintain and increase their independence, regardless of their or economic profile. Working in-step with your Case Manager and Support Network, let our team help you eliminate barriers in your home.

FREE Bids –Medicaid Certified Home Modification Provider – Certified Aging in Place Specialist

We will advocate for your needs with your landlord and help you obtain the most for your budget and/or benefits. Call RMIS today at 720-345-9546 to put an experienced team of advocates and professionals behind your access and independence needs.

 


Durango

The Gibbons Company

Patrick Gibbons
P.O. Box 2641
Durango, CO 81302-2641
970-749-5219
970-247-5219
People with disabilities, elderly.
1991
Environmental
1
Private Pay
No

 

La Plata County Senior Services

Marjorie Brinton

Home Chore Coordinator

2424 Main Street
Durango, CO 81301

970-385-2957

caseysi@co.laplata.ca.us

Home Chore Coordinator

1999

Disabled, low-
income, and elderly.

1,500

6

Grab bars and ramps.

Safety survey guideline.

Home chore workers.

Colorado Rural Health, Older Americans Act funding, and United Way.

Yardwork, snow shoveling, and heavy cleaning.

Voluntary $5 a hour donation, if able.

80%

 


Frisco

HOME MODIFICATION PROGRAM

Skyline Six Area Agency on Aging,
249 Warren Ave.

P.O. Box 2308

Silverthorne, CO 80498

Sheri Rochford

(970) 468-0295

970-468-1208

Skyline Six Area Agency on Aging

1988

Frail homeowners and renters

8

100%

3 part-time

Grab bars, ramps, lights

$1,212

Title III - Older Americans Act

Client Payments

Coordinates with State Unit on Aging


Ft. Collins

Rehabitate (Church organization)

Bill Woods

530 Holyoke Ct.

Ft. Collins, CO 80525

970-288-4269

Disabled

30%

10-12 homes.

0

Grab bars, ramps, and widening of doors.

Functional and environmental.

All volunteers.

$1+ million

Church pledging and private donations.

Clients are referred by health or hospital agencies.

Donations.


Ft. Morgan

NE Colorado Housing Inc.

Sharon Helms

329 E. Platte
Ft. Morgan, CO 80701

970-542-0955

970-542-0953

Low-income individuals

25%

12-14

Grab bars, heating, roofing, and windows.

Basic guidelines.

Contractor

$250,000

Division of Housing at USDA

 


Greeley

WELD COUNTY RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

1919 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80639

Cheryl Jelinek, Project Director

(970) 351-2588

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

1972

Older homeowners

35

100%

1 full-time, 2 part-time

Ramps, grab bars, plumbing, locks, furniture modifications

$84,000

Fundraising, ACTION Grant, United Way, University of Northern Colorad

* Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

Receives donated materials from Colorado State Armory

 

Shop Program-Retired Seniors Volunteer Program

Cheryl Jelinek

1919 10th Avenue

Greeley, CO 80639

970-351-2588

University of Northern Colorado

Low income, disabled, and seniors.

95%

100

3

Ramps, grab bars, and chair risers.

Through work orders

Shop volunteers and retired handymen.

Federal grants

Buys materials/donations; Calls AAA for referral.


Lakewood

Aging in Place, Handyman Matters

Pam Pressel, as of 8/23/12

12567 West Cedar Ave
Lakewood, CO 80228

866-808-8401

303-984-0133

pam.pressel@handymanmatters.com

www.handymanmatters.com

2000

Over 55 years

Grab bars, ramps, bath remodel

Yes

Thousands

National franchise organization with 125 locations in 40 states

Livermore

Easy Access

Cynthia Leibroch

1331 Green Mountain Dr.
Livermore, CO 805360

970-988-3279

970-416-1982

Longmont

Housing Rehabilitation Program

Leslie Gibson

Longmont, CO

303-651-8530

City of Longmont

80% below median income.

40%

Doors, ramps, and kitchens/bathrooms.

Functional

Housing director.

* Deferred loan payments($5,000)
* Grants($5-10,000).

Clients come from referral by the Center for Disabilities.


Loveland

Home Improvement Program

Terri

375 West 37th St. #200

Loveland, CO 80538

970-667-1706

Loveland Housing Authority

Medium to low-income and homeowners.

20

3

Roofing, electrical, plumbing, and windows replacement.

State, municipal, and county funds.


Parker

Home Improvement Program

Stan Smith

P.O. Box 2529

Parker, CO 80134

sssh@comcast.net

Baby Boomers/Seniors/Handicapped

300

6

In addition to Home Mods, we also offer a Home Maitenance Program, a Personal Medical Alert system, and a wireless home burglary/fire alarm system - both the PERS and the Alarm Systems can be 24/7 monitored through a central station with two-way voice.


Trinidad

Home Modifications Program

Kathy Soltis

200 East 1st St., room 201
Trinidad, CO 81082

719-846-4401

719-846-4402

South Central Council of Governments

1998

Low-income, disabled and elderly.

50%

10

2

Ramps, grab bars, lever doorhandles, bathroom, and widening of doors.

Functional and environmental.

Occupational therapist with handyman.

Organization offers loans

Medicaid($10,000 per person)

100%

Free


Pueblo

SRDA Chore Maintenance/In-Home Services

Carol Brown

230 N. Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

719-545-8900

Elderly 60+

100%

332

Grab bars and ramps.

Guidelines

Hired contractors.

$68,000

* AAA
* United Way

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