Home Accessibility

Our Home Accessibility Program completes home modifications projects through grant funding to make homes for people with disabilities more accessible.

After you have completed your application and verified your income, staff from The Ability Center or an approved contractor will make a home visit to determine feasibility. Once approved, our lead carpenter will design a ramp or other amenity that meets your needs and building code regulations.

Projects include:

  • Ramps (aluminum or wooden)
  • Low-rise steps
  • Stairlifts
  • Grab-bars

For individuals with disabilities, getting in and out of a home can be extremely difficult.

This is true when a home lacks modern day Universal Design features such as a zero step entrance. Accessibility modifications such as ramps, hand-rails, and grab-bars are often the difference between staying independent in your home or placement in a costly facility. Accessible modifications do more than just improve safety, they provide continued access to friends, family and other community relationships.

Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability, or disability.

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Special Loans for Home Improvement and Mobility Equipment

Directions Credit Union’s Ability Loan Program helps people with disabilities obtain loans at below-market rates and for longer terms. You can get the loan for home accessibility projects or for assistive technology, modified vehicles, and other mobility aids. Visit the Directions Credit Union website or call (888) 508-2228 for more information.

Building Accessible Homes For Everyone

Made possible with support from our partners:

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Hospice of Northwest Ohio logo
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