National Directory: Alaska

Welcome to the Alaska Home Modification and Repair Resources Page! On this State Resources page, you will find resources for consumers and professionals specific to Alaska, including featured programs, funding sources, home modification and repair providers by city, and educational materials!

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Home Modification Providers by City

This section contains listings of home modification providers in Alaska. Search by city or keyword.

Fairbanks, AK

Helping Hands Home Modifications

Contact Person: Karla Zervos, Program Manager volunteer

Agency Name or Parent Company: Fairbanks Senior Center-North Star Council on Aging

Name of Home Modification Program / Resource: Helping Hands Home Modifications

Address: 1424 Moore Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Email Address:

Phone Number: 907-457-4263


Established: 2018

Target Population: Seniors & family / service & care providers

No. of Paid Staff: 1

Services Provided:

  • Minor home modifications (e.g., grab bars, raised toilet seats, handheld showers, handrails, lever door handles)
  • Major home modifications (e.g., remodel bathrooms, adjust counter/cabinet heights, ramps, elevator/platform or chair lifts, widen doorways, roll-in showers)
  • Repairs (e.g., roofing, electrical, carpeting/floors, stair repairs)
  • Home assessments
  • Refers to providers (e.g., Home modification program, occupational/physical therapists, funding sources)
  • Raise consumer and/or professional awareness
  • Advocacy for home modification policies and funding
  • Participate in task forces/coalitions or planning activities with other agencies
  • Integrate home modification or repairs within existing home and community-based and/or long-term care programs
  • Partners with state or local non-profit home modification programs (e.g., Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity, etc...)

Funding Source(s):

  • Weatherization Assistance Program/Department of Energy, State Housing Finance Agency (e.g., home modification loan programs)
  • Private Pay

Special Features: Start-up began with volunteer labor and material reimbursements. Grant funding added in 2020.

Total Budget: $100k

Is your organization Non-Profit?: yes

Juneau, AK

HomeMAP- Home Modifications for Aging in Place

Contact Person: Sherri von Wolfe, Accessibility Specialist

Agency Name or Parent Company: Southeast Alaska Independent Living

Name of Home Modification Program / Resource: HomeMAP- Home Modifications for Aging in Place

Address: 3225 Hospital Drive Ste. 300, Juneau, AK 99801

Email Address:

Phone Number: 907-586-4920


Established: 2009

Target Population: Anyone experiencing age or disability-related barriers to staying at home.

No. of Persons Served/Year: 100

No. of Paid Staff: -1

Services Provided:

  • Home assessments
  • Refers to providers (e.g., Home modification program, occupational/physical therapists, funding sources)
  • 1. Equipment loan: simple assistive technology2. Independent Living Support.3. Community & business accessibility & site surveys4. HomeMAP assessment for residential questions. Note that a HomeMAP is required with the State of Alaska Trust Home Modification Grants. The assessment is available to anyone, though it is most successful when paired with funding to do the modification(s).5. Included in the HA/ET grant & Living Well grant

Funding Source(s):

  • City/County Housing and Community Development Department (e.g., Community Development Block Grants, HOME Block Grants)
  • Private Pay
  • Grant funds

Special Features: My role is to coordinate the HomeMAP program from our Juneau IL Center office (SAIL). I am a physical therapist and architect & provide the accessibility & home modification training & support to the IL advocates around the state.

Is your organization Non-Profit?: yes

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.

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