Steering Committee

PROMOTING AGING IN PLACE BY ENHANCING ACCESS TO HOME MODIFICATIONS: STEERING COMMITTEE

With support from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), US Department of Health and Human Services

GOAL: to maximize older adults’ ability to age in place by increasing the availability and awareness of home modification at the local, state, and national levels


To advance home modification as a key policy and program priority for aging in place, the University of Southern California’s Fall Prevention Center of Excellence and the Administration for Community Living lead a Steering Committee to improve coordination and build new partnerships among stakeholders in federal, state, and local home modification activities. The Steering Committee jointly sets priorities and short and long-term activities to incorporate home modification in home and community based care programs; identify best use of limited funds; and improve coordination among the housing, health, disability, and sectors.

Steering Committee Members

Advancing States (http://www.advancingstates.org/)

Bipartisan Policy Center (https://bipartisanpolicy.org/)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG) (https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/CMSLeadership/Office_CMCSC.html)

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) (https://www.n4a.org/)

National Council on Aging (NCOA), Center for Healthy Aging (https://www.ncoa.org/center-for-healthy-aging/)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Single Family Housing, Direct Loan Division (https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-direct-home-loans)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Community Living (ACL) (https://acl.gov/)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (https://www.hud.gov/)

University of Southern California, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Fall Prevention Center of Excellence (https://homemods.org/)

This project was supported, in part, by grant number HHS-2018-ACL-AOA-HMOD-0308 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.