NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Publishes Home Modification Resource for Elderly Adults

August 31, 2020

Dear NAHMA Members,

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing has provided a new Home Modification resource that explains how many simple, low-cost modifications can make a huge difference to the comfort and safety of older adults in multifamily housing, allowing them to thrive in independent housing well into old age.  The Home Modification resource provides a list of modification ideas—from simply installing nightlights, to physical alterations such as widening doorways and leveling thresholds. It also explains the responsibilities of owners under the law, and lists programs and sources of funding that owners and service coordinators can explore to assist with home modification for residents.

The Home Modification resource is attached and can also be found here

Additional resource for the Home Modification Program can also be found on the HUD Exchange links provided below:

An introduction to the Home Modification Program

Multifamily Housing Programs for Vulnerable Populations