Resources - Home Modification
Allegheny County Accessibility Program, serves people of all ages with permanent disabilities requiring accessibility modifications to their home or apartment. Allegheny County residents can apply for free accessibility modifications.
Center for Universal Design - North Carolina State University
The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products.
Provides construction services (including disability access improvements) for needy qualified low-income households as well as disaster relief services.
Allegheny County Department of Economic Development provides financial help for home improvements to qualifying (elderly/very low income/disabled) residents of most neighborhoods in Allegheny County.
Pennsylvania Access Grant Program
Southwest Regional Office: 412-565-5002
Provides grants to eligible applicants (redevelopment authorities and municipalities) to help low- and moderate-income persons with permanent disabilities increase accessibility to their homes.
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency - Access Home Modification Program
Provides mortgage loans to assist persons with disabilities or who have a family member (s) living in the household with disabilities who are purchasing a home that needs accessibility modifications. This program provides a deferred payment loan, with no interest, and no monthly payment. The loan becomes due and payable upon payoff of the first mortgage, sale, transfer, refinance or non-owner occupancy of the property.
Provides minor repairs, including painting, drywall, and gardening for the owner-occupied homes of those who physically or financially cannot do the work for themselves. Focus is on elderly.
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
Provides free emergency repair services twelve months a year to qualifying homeowners in Allegheny County. Certified contractors are employed to complete modest projects such as plumbing leaks, furnace repairs, roofing repairs, minor electrical issues and safety modifications. Services based on funding availability.
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Home Accessibility Program for Independence-Grants and low interest loans to make homes accessible for people with disabilities. Eligible borrowers are low and moderate income City of Pittsburgh homeowners or renters with disabilities, and landlords undertaking modifications for income-qualified disabled tenants.