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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.

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Beaverton

Lifelong Home LLC

1090 SW 170th Ave #203
Beaverton, OR 97006

Regina Ford, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, as of 11/18/13

(971)-404-4418
regina.g.ford@gmail.com
www.lifelonghomellc.com
2011
Seniors and people with disabilities
Home accessibility reviews and recommendations

 

Cornerstone Builders, Inc.

7949 SW Cirrus Drive Bldg 24D
Beaverton, OR 97008

Allen Tankersley, as of 5/9/13

(503) 671-9538
(503) 671-9640
info@cornerstonebuilders.org
www.cornerstonebuilders.org
2003
Environmental

Bend

ADVANCED MOBILITY OF BEND, LLC

1045 NE 3rd St
Bend, Oregon 97701

Dan Cummins, as of 1/29/14

(541) 382-6016
dan@advancedmobilityofbend.com
www.advancedmobilityofbend.com
2003
50+
2

Bathroom, ramps, stairlifts



Corvallis

ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM

545 SW 2nd, Suite A, Corvallis, OR 9733

Tom Hatley, Energy Department Director

(541) 752-1010
Community Services Consortium
1975
Older, disabled, single parent homeowners and renters
360
35%

11 full-time, 4 part-time

Weatherization, general home repair

Yes
$600,000

State Weatherization Grants, Statewide utility companies

* Provides client counseling and energy education related to energy bills
* Coordinates funding with local utility companies who cover a share of the costs


Hillsboro

Cliff Maya Construction for Safety Grab Bars and More

450 SE 3rd Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97123

(503) 318-8561
cliffmaya@gmail.com, as of 11/7/12
1992
People who want to stay in their home safer

Safety grab bars and more

Environmental

Secure mount grab bars by Moen


HOME REPAIR PROGRAM

Tony Starbird, Management Analyst

Washington County Area Agency on Aging (AAA), 133 SE 2nd Hillsboro, OR 97123

(503) 640-3489
Washington County Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
1982
persons 60+
110
100%
1 full-time

Ramps, roofs, grab bars, locks, plumbing

Functional/environmental
Yes
$40,000

Title III - Older Americans Act,Community Development Block Grant

* Coordinates with State Unit on Aging

* Trains outreach workers at senior centers


Lake Oswego

In Your Home

David Dickinson

16869 SW 65th Ave Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-443-2424
8
20-30
Seniors aging-in-place
2003
50
Private pay, occasionally state funded projects

Yes

No

Medford

Live Ability

Duncan Peterson

2425 Nieto Way
Medford, OR 97504

541-816-7731

duncan@LiveAbility.pro

12-20
Seniors & Disabled
Ramps, grab bars, door/entries, alterations for safety/stability & easier access (cabinets, sinks, closets, etc)
$75,000

Yes

Creative & Resourceful Solutions

No

Pendleton

Umatilla Housing Authority

Judy Winn

PO Box 1658
Pendleton, OR 92801

541-567-3241
541-567-3240

Indian Tribal Reservation

25%

140

Doors, windows, and roofs.

Assessment guidelines for homeowners and rentals.

$1.2 million

 


Portland

Adapt-A-Home and Mend-A-Home

Deborah Wright

4848 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97206

503-234-6167

503-234-9980

info@unlimitedchoices.org

1993

low-income people with physical disabilities. Service areas include: Clackamas County, Multnohmah County, City of Gresham, and City of Portland.

62%

Over 400

5

Ramps, bathrooms and grab bars.

Functional and environmental

Building Contractor

$750,000

* Foundations
* HUD
* Corporate
* Medicaid
* VOC rehab
* Workers compensation
* Private donations

Community education information and assistance

 

HOME REPAIR TRAINING

John Harris, Coordinator

5700 N.E. 39th, Portland, OR 97211

(503) 280-5733

Portland Development Community/Portland Public Schools

1974
Older, disabled, single family
40+
100%

5 full-time, 2 part-time

Carpentry, roofing, painting

Environmental
Yes
$250,000
Portland Bureau of Community Development
* Provides "hands on" home repair training to high school youths for carpentry, roofing and painting

Redmond

ENERGY PROGRAM, WEATHERIZATION DEPARTMENT

2303 SW 1st, Redmond, OR 97756

Marcus Lopez
(503) 389-3311
Central Oregon Community Action Agency
1985
Older, disabled adults; households with children under age six
65%

2 full-time, 2 part-time

Roofs, doors and windows, plumbing, ramps, safety and security

$40,500

Oregon Housing and Associated Services, Easter Seals

* Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

* Works with Easter Seals to reimburse for labor and materials
* Local police department donates materials

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