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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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Caloosa

Green Country Handyman Service

Scott Hayes, Director

1805 South 280th East Avenue
Caloosa, OK 74015-4749

918-231-4593

918-266-7149
30
3

Disabled and 65+

Complete home repair and remodel. Installation of grab-bars, ramps, lighting, including lowering countertops. For full list of services, visit website www.handymanok.com and click on "services".

Private Pay

 


 

Shawnee

Home Improvement Program

Marylon

214 North Harrison
Shawnee, Ok 74801

405-275-8200

Income eligibility below poverty line

Majority

40

Roofs, plumbing, grab bars, and showers.

Referral, functional and environmental

Coordinator

$100,000

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Sliding Scale

 

SAC and Fox Nation Housing Authority

Scott George

PO Box 1252|
Shawnee, OK 74802

800-831-7515

Low-income Indian families

Handicap accessible items: Ramps, lower cabinets, grab bars, and widen doors.

Sliding Scale

 


Tulsa

Housing Rehabilitation Program

Leslie Khalid

110 South Hartford Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74120

918-284-4400 ext:411

918-284-4406

1980

Low-income

40-45%

3

Roofs, furnaces, and electrical.

Environmental

Advisors

$200,000

* CDBG
* HOME funds
* HUD

Provides low-interest loans

 


Vinita

504 Repair Program

Bill Terrell
235 W. Hope Ave Vinita, OK 74301
(918)256 7863
(918)256 2407
www.usda.gov
Farmer's Home Administration, U.S. Dep. of Agri.
1985
Older and low income
100%
2 1/2
Roof
Environmental
Education by seller's and realty
U.S. Department of Agriculture

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