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.