Resources in Chicago for Home Modification Assistance

Sometimes simple changes in our home can help us to do the things we need to do and want to do. The city of Chicago has a number of resources to help people after a stroke or brain injury modify their homes.

The Mayors Office for People with Disabilities provides The HomeMod Program. This program provides accessibility modifications for Chicago residents with disabilities, ages 0-59 years old, with low income. Both renters and homeowners may apply for the program. A number of modifications may be provided including ramps, porch and stairlifts, roll-in showers, widened doorways, accessible sinks, and cabinets.

Low income Chicago seniors may participate in The Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS) program. This program provides safety, security and accessibility improvements that help seniors remain in their homes. Repair services may include grab bars, lever faucets, door repairs, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, wheelchair ramps. Participants may be owners or renters residing in a one- to four-unit building. Unsure if home modifications may be useful to you? An occupational therapist can help you determine what home modifications can make your home safer and help you do the things that are meaningful to you in your home. To learn more, contact us today!