Addressing the Needs of Clients With Disabilities
November 15, 2023
Oftentimes we serve clients who are challenged with disabilities. Unfortunately serveral homes are not currently equipped to address the needs of disabled clients. Below is a list of resources that can help such clients with home modifications to facilitate their needs (these resources are provided courtesy of an article on Rocket Homes):
Rural housing repair loans and grants program: Low-income homeowners who are age 62 or older may be eligible for loans of up to $20,000 and grants of up to $7,500. Note that for a loan of more than $7,500, a mortgage is required.
Self-sufficiency grant from ModestNeeds.org: This private grant doesn’t have an income requirement but is designed to help those in need so they don’t have to spend their remaining income on retrofits. Recipients must be employed and able to document their source of income.
The Individual Adaptive Equipment Grant from the Travis Roy Foundation: Another private funding source, these grants are offered to those who suffer a sudden spinal cord injury, rather than those suffering paralysis as the result of a health condition. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and include a request for one specific item in their application.
In addition, you can utilize a 203K loan to retrofit homes. Also, call your local government to see if they can point you to any specific resources that can help your clients meet their needs.