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

The web site, 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 is requested but not required.

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Holly Springs


Ayla Heartsong, as of 9/15/13

1758 Odell Road
Holly Springs, MS 38635

(901) 326-8861

Rebuilding Together checklists

Serving Northwest Mississippi and into Memphis, TN, Adapting Your Home to fit Your Abilities



Freddie McCoy, Org. Director

P.O. Box 905, Meridian, MS 39302

(601) 483-3860

Multi-County Community Service Agency, Incorporated


Older and handicapped persons




Insulation, door/window strip, install doors/windows, caulk, underpinning


Case manager



U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Exxon Oil Overcharge funds
Stripperwell funds

* Conducts annual energy workshops in which speakers demonstrate low cost energy saving techniques and provide hand-outs on energy saving suggestions
* Coordinates with Christian Prison Ministries to use trained prisoners to help reconstruct homes