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Home Modifications for Aging in Place

The Independent Living Center has proudly partnered with Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) to deliver the HomeMAP program they pioneered!

The program includes an individualized home survey and walk through, in which an ILC team who know local resources, and housing accessibility standards will visit you in your home. Staff will talk with you about accessibility needs.

Following the HomeMAP walk through, ILC will send you a written report outlining possible solutions to your aging in place needs. This HomeMAP report can be helpful as you do your home modifications or if you are working with a contractor.

The HomeMAP assessments are often associated with Housing Modification Grants that are awarded though partner agencies. You can find out more about home modification grants at the Alaska Community Development H.A.I.P. page.  www.alaskacdc.org/housing-accessibility-improvement-program.html

ILC can also provide a home modification consult to give you specific suggestions for your accessibility needs.

ILC has developed a ModMatch program that may help you to purchase materials and supplies for your modifications when you provide the labor.

Contact one of the ILC offices if you would like more information about housing modifications and supporting grants.

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