Adapting your home in small ways can help you stay safer and more independent. Simply installing handrails and bathtub grab bars can help prevent falls and related injuries.
Home Adaptations for Independence helps low-income seniors and people with disabilities finance home modifications for accessible, safe and independent living. Eligible homeowners, renters and landlords can receive up to $20,000 per home in the form of a forgivable loan.... more
The United States government has grants available for all kinds of home improvements. To qualify for one of these grants, you have to show what home improvements are necessary and that you can't afford to pay for the home improvements. If you're approved, you'll receive the money and will be able to start renovating your home.... more
If you have owned your home for quite some time or if you put down a good amount of cash when purchasing your property and your homeâ€™s value has not declined substantially with the real estate crash, you may be able to use the equity in your home to secure a home equity line of credit (HELOC). A home equity loan enables you to draw from the difference between the current mortgage loan balance and the amount of principal that has accumulated.... more
The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), federal housing program financially helps moderate or low-income families with disabilities to rent or buy a home. The goal of this program is for people with limited economy to be able to afford to rent or buy a home. Section 8 offers subsidies for both renters and home owners. Approved recipients will be granted monthly home ownership assistance payments to help cover mortgage payments.... more