Home modification research projects from NRCSHHM on home modification delivery, home modification funding, universal design ideas, age in place, access to home modification programs and services, new tools to better home modification, and housing frail elders. Published work includes: A team approach for home modifications, bringing universal design ideas to the public, the caring home booklet: environmental coping strategies for Alzheimer's caregivers, guide to assessing state legislation via the internet, home modification capacity building, improving the delivery of home modifications, international perspectives on housing frail elders, meeting the needs of older persons to age in place, state housing agencies as exemplars in promoting home modifications, state rehabilitation agencies, aging with disability, and technology.

The following is a list of the current studies at the Center and upcoming publications.

  • Assessing the Role of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Home Modification Funding and Services
  • California Home Modification and Repair Services: Status, Issues and Recommendations

The following is a list of published research studies and reports from Center faculty and graduate students.

  • Ageism, Disability and Access to Environmental Interventions
    Liebig, P.S., and Sheets D.J.
    Technology and Disability. 1998; vol. 8: 69-84.
  • Advances in Home Modifications: A Tribute to Powell Lawton
    Pynoos J., Nishita C, and Perelman, L.
    Journal of Housing and the Elderly. 2003; vol. 17/no.1/2:105-116.
  • Bringing Universal Design Ideas to the Public: Interactive Exhibits in Southern California
    Overton J., and Pynoos J.
    Maximizing Human Potential. Winter, 1999.
  • California Centers for Independent Living and Home Modifications (Executive Summary)
    Liebig, P.S., and Cory, S.
    The National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, University of Southern California, CA 2003
  • Case Studies of Successful Home Modification Programs
    Pynoos J., Perelman L., and Nishita C.
    The National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, University of Southern California, CA, 2001.
  • The Caring Home Booklet: Environmental Coping Strategies for Alzheimer's Caregivers
    Pynoos J., Cohen E., and Lucas C.
    Long Term Care National Resource Center UCLA/USC, University of Southern California, CA, 1988.
  • Development of a Comprehensive Assessment to Enhance Delivery of Home Modifications Nationwide
    Sanford J., Pynoos J., Tejral A., and Browne A.
    Journal of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 2002; vol.20(2):43-55.
  • The Evolution of Home Modification Programs in Japan
    Pynoos J., and Makigami, K.
    Aging International. 2002; vol.27(3), 95-112.
  • Guide to Accessing State Legislation via the Internet
    Liebig P.S., and Spiwak M.
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California. June, 2001.
  • Home Modification Capacity Building: Strategies from Programs in Action
    Overton J.
    Maximizing Human Potential. Winter, 1998.
  • Housing for the Elderly: Intragenerational Issues and Perspectives
    Liebig P.S.
    The New Aging Policy. J. Steckenrider and T. Parrott (Eds.). Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Improving the Delivery of Home Modifications
    Pynoos J.
    Technology and Disability. January/February, 1998.
  • International Perspectives on Housing Frail Elders
    Liebig P.S.
    Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. 2001; vol.18/no. 3: 208-222.
  • Meeting the Needs of Older Persons to Age in Place: Findings and Recommendations for Action
    Pynoos J.
    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California. November 7, 2001.
  • More Than Shelter: Benefits and Concerns for People in HIV/AIDS Housing
    Pynoos, J., and Smith, L.
    Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services. 2002. vol.1(1):63-80.
  • New Tools for Better Home Modifications
    Pynoos J., and Sanford J.
    Case Manager. January/February, 2002.
  • The Perfect Fit: Creative Ideas for a Safe & Livable Home
    Pynoos J., and Cohen E.
    American Association of Retired Persons. 1992.
  • Seniors Can Choose to Stay Home
    Overton J.
    Journal of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. vol. VIII.
  • State Assistive Technology Policies and Programs for Older Adults with Disabilities: Trends and Innovations
    Liebig P.S., and Sheets D.J.
    Technology and Disability. 1999; vol. 10: 13-21.
  • State Housing Agencies as Exemplars in Promoting Home Modifications
    Liebig P.S., and Sutro S.
    The National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification. University of Southern California, CA, 2001.
  • Statement of Findings: Senior Related Housing Issues
    Pynoos J., and Nishita, C., et al.
    California Commission on Aging. 2003
  • State Rehabilitation Agencies, Aging with Disability, and Technology: Policy Issues and Implications
    Sheets D.J., Liebig P.S., Campbell M.L.
    Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 2002; vol. 12/ no. 4: 243-252.
  • Using Home Modifications to Promote Self-Maintenance and Mutual Care: The Case of Old-Age Homes in India
    Liebig P.S.
    Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 1999; vol.16 / no. 3/4: 79-99.
  • Visitability: Trends, Approaches, and Outcomes (.pdf)
    Liebig, P.S., and Spegal, K.
    The National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, University of Southern California,
    June 2003.
  • A Team Approach for Home Modifications (Reproduced by permission of the American Occupational Therapy Association)
    Pynoos J., Sanford J., and Rosenfelt T.
    OT Practice. April 8, 2002.