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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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Aging in Place

Nora Montoya, as of 9/5/12

6565 Americas Parkway NE Suite 200
Albuequerque, NM 87110






Grab bars, Bathroom Remodel, Ramps, Widening of Doors, and Door handles


CEAC Certified


Eric Peterson

611 - A Osuna Rd. NW.
Albuequerque, NM 87113



All in need of Home Modification






Ambercare Home Modification

Eric Lopez

PO Box 1610, Belen, NM 87002

(505) 975-8008

(505) 861-5569



Eric Lopez, CEAC

Certified CEAC


Santa Fe


Anthony Roybal, Weatherization Coordinato

P.O. Box 4625, Santa Fe, NM 8750

(505) 982-4258


Older and disabled low-income persons



5 full-time

Doors and windows, weatherization


Social worker


U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program


Zuni Home Improvement Program

Berrordine Nastacio

PO Box 339
Zuni, NM 87327



Rehabilitation for homes in community: Railing, ramps, electrical, plumbing, and grab bars

Alternate phone: 505-782-5541

Sliding Scale



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