Nh state flagNew Hampshire

Select Another State:

 

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:


To locate a Directory listing, use this drop down menu to find a city or scan the entries below.
Please select a city


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.


Fill out the program survey

 


Concord

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES PROGRAM

Keith McAllistar, Program Coordinatoe
Steven Jones, Accessibility Services Coordinator

21 Chanel Dr. P.O. Box 7268 Concord, NH
03302-7268

(603) 228-9680

Granite State Independent Living Foundation

1983

Individuals with disabilities and the deaf community

50 -100

6%

1 full-time, 1 part-time

Home modification evaluation, adaptive equipment
* Ramp and equipments

Functional/environmental

Client
Case manager
Occupational therapist

*Title VII - Rehabilitation Act
Client payments
Private insurance

* Program targets clients statewide

* Provides educational programs to the community through presentations, workshops, and systems advocacy by Access Services Coordinator
* Trains construction professionals, contractors, architects, and contractor-professional organizations
* Provides workshops that address issues and concerns related to accessibility and try to eliminate misconceptions about the definition of "access" and construction industry cost

 

MR. FIXIT PROGRAM

David Poisson

Ralph Littlefield

P.O. Box 1016, 2 Industrial Park

Concord, NH 03302-1016

603-225-3295

603-228-1898
dpoisson@bm-cap.org
www.bm-cap.org
1
600
1992
Senior citizens
United Way, private donations, donations from clients, community action.
$60,000
Volunteers provide the service of maintenance and repair at no cost to the senior citizen. If materials need to be purchased, cost is the responsibility of the client.
No
Yes

None

 

Merrimack

Handyman Matters of NH

Ralph Osborne, as of 9/24/12

PO Box 636
Merrimack, NH
03054

603-672-3009

603-672-4223

ralph@handymanMatters.com

HandymanMatters.com/Manchester

2005

Over 55 and disabled

25

4

Grab Bars, Door widening, Ramps, Bath Remodels

Environmental

CEAC

Private Pay, Waiver, Insurance