HUD Awards $30 Million to Help Older Homeowners Age In Place

HUD Awards $30 Million to Help Older Homeowners Age In Place

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $30 million to 32 nonprofit organizations, state and local governments and public housing authorities to perform home modifications for low-income elderly homeowners that will allow them to age in place.

Provided through HUD’s Older Adults Home Modification Program (OAHMP), these grants enable eligible homeowners to obtain low-cost home modifications that reduce their risk of falling. Examples include the installation of grab bars, railings and lever-handled doorknobs and faucets, as well as adaptive equipment, such as non-slip strips for tub/shower or stairs.

The organizations that received funding will deliver home modification services to more than 5,000 qualified beneficiaries. Download a state-by-state list of organizations that received these grants and share this information with clients who may need help.

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Darryl Hicks

Darryl Hicks is Vice President of Communications for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. In this capacity, Hicks writes for NRMLA's publications, manages the association's web sites and social media accounts, assists committees and the Board of Directors, and manages the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional designation. Prior to joining NRMLA in 1999, Hicks spent three years in the Washington, D.C. bureau for National Mortgage News.