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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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Fayetteville

HOME WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

South Central Human Resource Agency
606 Lee Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334

Emily Satterfield, Program Director

(615) 433-7182

(615) 438-0074

1978

Older homeowners, handicapped, anyone low income

140 homes

75%

3 full-time

Weatherization

Staff

$300,000

DOE
* Coordinates with an Area Agency on Aging

* Uses licenced contractors
* Serves 13 countie


Johnson City

Chore-Program

Frank Adams

112 East Myrtle Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37601

423-461-8221

423-461-8228

First Tennessee Human Resource Agency

1988

Homebound citizens over 60 years of age.

100%

35

1

Bathroom safety instruction.

Case Management

$800,000

Older Americans Act

 


Nashville

Home with Hope, Inc.

Ron Lee, as of 2/10/14

2969 Armory Drive Suite #200
Nashville, TN 37204

615-661-4505

615-661-4544

www.homewithhope.com

r.lee@homewithhope.com

1998

Elderly, People with disabilities

350

10

Bathroom Modifications, Ramps, Door Widening, Grab Bars, Major Renovations

Environmental

Medicaid, Private Pay, Public Funding, Insurance, Workers Compensation

A. All staff go through FBI background checks, drug screens, and we are a licensed general contractor
B. Free in home assessments
C. Certified installers and technicians


Rehabilitation and Related Sciences

Richard Giles

PO Box 846
Nashville, TN 37202

615-252-8530

615-252-8533

Metropolitan Development and Housing Authority

1976

Low-income and handicapped individuals

80%

250

20

Roofs, heating, general repair, and painting.

Environmental and functional.

$2.9 million

* Community Development
* HOME programs.

Advertising through word of mouth.

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