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Home modification refers to converting or adapting the environment in order to make performing tasks easier, reduce accidents, and support independent living. It includes:

  • low-cost and simple changes to the home (removing hazards such as clutter, throw rugs; moving furnishings; and changing where activities occur (e.g., sleeping on the first instead of second floor);
  • adding special features or assistive devices such as grab bars;
  • extensive renovations (e.g., installing a roll-in shower and ramps); and
  • repairs such as improved wiring to eliminate the need for dangerous extension cords or fixing loose stair treads to improve safety.
Where to Get Help:

Depending on the extent of the modifications, there are several ways to modify and repair your home. You can: 1) do it yourself, or get a friend or relative to help; 2) hire a building professional (handyworker, remodeler, or contractor) and/or health care professional such as an occupational therapist to advise you on changes; or 3) contact a home modification and repair program or business that can advise you on funding, assessing your home, and product advisement.

In addition to the resources listed in our Directory below, services may be located through your:


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Also, consider taking these steps:
  • Get recommendations from friends who have had similar projects completed.
  • Hire a licensed and bonded professional.
  • Be specific about changes you wish to make in advance.
  • Ask for a written agreement with only a small down payment. Make the final payment only after the project is completed.
  • Check with your local Better Business Bureau regarding the professional's reliability and performance record.

Resource Listings:

Resources listed on www.homemods.org are provided solely as a convenience for users of the site. They do not indicate endorsement of any services, and www.homemods.org shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.

The web site www.homemods.org, a university-based and non-profit effort, provides an opportunity for home modification service and product providers to place a web site link and information for consumers and professionals. A reciprocal link to www.homemods.org is requested but not required.

Please click on "Fill out the program survey" below to request inclusion in the National Directory of Home Modification Resources.


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Arlington

CHALLENGE SPECIALTIES, Inc

1230 Colorado Lane
Arlington, TX 76015

Rick Lair

(877) 726-7626

chalspec@cyberramp.net

1985

Persons with disabilities and public entities that do business
with persons with disabilities

3

Various agencies in the State of Texas with programs to provide goods and services to persons with disabilities

Builder/Home Remodeler, reseller of products designed for persons with disabilities  


Austin

HOME IDEAS

Mary Hampton, Owner and Licensed Occupational Therapist

1006 S. First Street, Austin, TX 78704

(512) 442-1198

(512) 442-7956

mhampton@worldnet.att.com

1999

Private Pay (Insurance and Medicare may reimburse with a doctor's referral)

 

Home of Your Own (HOYO)

Naomi Marin

5555 North Lamar #L139
Austin, TX 78751

512-472-9195

512-472-8026

N/A

http://www.txhomeprograms.org/program/programdetail.php?id=261

1995

People with disabilities

10

4

Bathroom and kitchen modifications: widen doorways and ramps.

Environmental

Staff

* HUD
* Home funds for Texas Department of Housing.

Up to $20,000 per person.

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Beaumont

Beaumont Rehabilitation Grant Program

Linda Semien

801 Main Street, Suite 225
Beaumont, TX 77701

409-880-3763

409-880-3125

Seniors with disabilities

100%

25

Roofs and foundations.

HUD guidelines

On site cost estimator

$250,000

* HUD
* CDBG

$10,000 per home


Crowley

INDEPENDENCE AT HOME, INC

Paul May
1028 Muscadine Vine
Crowley, TX 76036
817-447-1330
817-447-1373
Seniors and disabled
60
Environmental
Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). Members of Dallas Home Builders Association.

 


Dallas

ACCESS SOLUTIONS

Caroline Hazlett, PT, CAPS, as of 2/23/13
7242 Brookcove Ln
Dallas, TX 75214
214-232-3733
caroline.hazlett@AS-Mod.com
http://www.as-mod.com/Home_Disability_Modifications_-_remodeling_-_senior_home_safety_-_grab_bars_-_accessible_bathrooms.html
Disabled, Aging-in-Place
Accessible bathrooms, kitchens, entryways; safety features, grab bars, stair lifts.
Private pay, Veterans Administration, various state programs.
Environmental
Caroline Hazlett, PT, CAPS
Licensed Physical Therapist performs safety & accessibility assessment, coordinates with medical team & third party payers, writes medical justification for recommendations. We so the modifications & instruct in use of specialty equipment. We can also provide the assessment, recommendations & justification for case managers, attorneys, advocates, builders, and others.

 


Driftwood

ELDER OPTIONS OF TEXAS

Cheryl Culbertson, Director
Texas(online access only)
512-415-0567
info@elderoptionsoftexas.com
http://www.elderoptionsoftexas.com/article-aging-in-place-home-modifications.htm
Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
1999
Our website, Elder Options of Texas, specializes in making it easier for seniors, and persons with disabilities, to easily locate home modification and repair services, free of charge.

 


El Paso

Housing Rehabilitation Program

Robert Soto

2 Civic Center Plaza 9th Floor
El Paso, TX 79905

915-541-4639

915-541-4370

1974

Low to moderate income individuals

20-30%

250

22

Roofs, plumbing, accessibility, grab bars and ramps.

Functional

Housing investment technicians

$7,000,000

* Federal Funds
* CDBG

Offers loans 0-3% interest over 20 years.

 

Handyman Program

Jose Aguilar

4838 Montana
El Paso, TX 79903

915-562-4100

915-562-8952

Project Bravo Inc.

1997

Low-income elderly.

100%

150

2

Minor repairs

Functional

Handyman

$5,000


Fort Stockton

USDA Rural Development

2306 W Dickson Blvd., Suite 2
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

915-336-7585

915-336-9620

www.rurdev.usda.gov/tx

Ramps and grab bars.

Free to those over the age of 62.

 


Fort Worth



Totally Accessible Homes

Jermaine Jackson, as of 4/28/14

4309 German Pointer Way
Fort Worth, GA 76123

817-841-5392

jj@totallyaccessiblehomes.com

www.totallyaccessiblehomes.com

Environmental

Jermaine Jackson

 


 

Friendswood

Handyman Matters Clear Lake

Bill Clement, as of 9/24/12
102 W. El Dorado Blvd
Friendsworth, TX 77546
281-407-6213
gulfcoast@handymanmatters.com
http://www.handymanmatters.com/clearlake/services/age-in-place/
Seniors
4
150
Home remodeling
Environmental home inspection and assessment
2004
1500
Bill Clement, CEAC

 

Galveston

Handyman Matters Galveston

Bill Clement, as of 9/24/12

6023 Ave S, #227
Galveston, TX 77551

409-938-0001

gulfcoast@handymanmatters.com

http://www.handymanmatters.com/galveston/our-services/aging-in-place/

2004

Seniors

4 workshop
Home Remodeling
Environmental workshop
1500 workshop
Bill Clement, CEAC workshop

 

Hamshire

Accessibility Consultants

Rachael Meguess

P.O. Box 596
Hamshire, TX 77622

409-893-6341

409-794-1229

rkmeguess@sbcglobal.net

2007

Aging Adults, People with Disabilities

Volunteer program, house selection, and owner's workshop
No

 

Harlington

Hi Tec Builders

Hi Tech Builders

302 East Jackson, Suite #104
Harlington, TX 78550

956-428-2127

956-425-1230

www.hitecbuilders.com

ContactHTB@HiTecBuilders.com

1980's

South Texas, Rio Grande valley

Aging Adults, People with Disabilities

Everything, Interior or Exterior, Minor or Huge, All installations, All Remodeling

New Homes, Disability Planning ADA, Handicap Accessibility, Veterans
No

 

Heath

Total Access Designs

Phillip Hatfield, as of 10/25/11

107 Lemley Dr
Heath, TX 75032

214-912-5795

Kitchen, Bath, Flooring, & Lifts
No

 

Houston

Best Bath Systems

Faisal Poonawala, as of 1/29/14

8700 Long Point Rd Ste 106
Houston, TX 77055

713-465-2200

info@sbmedsupply.com

1985
Bathroom safety, home accessibility
5000+
Self/Private Pay

 


 

Midland

Christmas in April Inc.

Bobby Trimble

PO Box 3744
Midland, TX 79702

915-682-4177

915-682-9242

ciamidland@apex2000.net

1972

Older adults with low-income

95%

315 families

2

Weatherization, grab bars, ramps and doors.

Functional

President

$288,000

* Donations
* Churches
* Businesses
* Clubs
* Local foundations
* Banks

Volunteer program, house selection, and owner's workshop.

 

Handyman Program

Joni Cox

3301 Sinclair Avenue
Midland, TX 79707

915-689-6693

Ramps and grab bars.

 

Permian Basin Area Agency on Aging

2910 LaForce Blvd
Midland, TX 79711

800-491-4636

915-563-1728
sfielder@aaa.permianbasin.com
http://www.aaapb.com/

Over the age of 60 years old and low-income.

100%

40

Ramps and grab bars

Guidelines

Case Managers

* OAA
* Local funds
* Contributions
* Texas Department of Aging

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Odessa

Community Development Housing Rehabilitation

Michael Marrero

119 West 4th Street
Odessa, TX 79761

915-335-4882

Low-income

82%

60-70

Ramps, toilets, gas lines, and roofs.

SPC Standards and property standards.

Rehab specialist

$2.1 million

* CDBG
* Home program funds
* Rehabilitation funds

 


San Angelo

Christmas in April of San Angelo, Inc.

Mary Kay Henson

408 South Oakes Street
San Angelo, TX 76903

915-657-8429

915-657-0079

Low-income elderly and disabled individuals.

99%

100

2

Roofs, electrical, painting, doors, and plumbing.

$130,000

United Way: donations, fundraisers and grants

They are expanding emergency plumbing and electrical services.

 


San Antonio

Independent Living Designs

Ronald Amato

6007 Ridgebrook
San Antonio, TX 78250

210-520-7430

Independent ADA contractor

1987

Physically handicapped

30-60 homes

4

ADA bathroom and kitchen modifications, access ramps, and adaptive hardware installations.

They are expanding emergency plumbing and electrical services.

 

Alternative Housing Repairs

Rob Radle

1215 South Trinity
San Antonio, TX 78205

210-223-6815

Elderly and disabled individuals

80%

300

Ramps, bathroom modifications and roofs

Evaluate with guidelines

$205,000

* Municipal funds
* Churches
* Business contributions


Wichita Falls

Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program

Jim Baxter

1300 7th Street: PO Box 1431
Wichita Falls, TX 76307

940-761-7454

Low-income

Ramps, railings, grab bars, and doors.

In-home

Housing rehabilitation inspector

HUD

Loans

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