Southern New England Funding Sources
We work with a multitude of different funding sources in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire, and would like to share some of those organizations and options with you. The following is a guide to resources that may be able to help you. Specific details can only be obtained by contacting the individual organization directly.
Disability-Specific Organizations for Southern New England Residents:
These organizations offer a range of resources and may or may not have resources specifically related to home modifications.
Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter
Phone: (800) 344-4467
Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England
Phone: (888) 479-1900
Federation for Children with Special Needs
Phone: (617) 236-7210 or (800) 331-0688
For Connecticut Residents:
Connecticut Statewide Medicaid Waivers
The following programs are available. For more information, please visit My Place CT.
- Acquired Brain Injury Waiver
- CT Home Care Program for Elders
- Department of Developmental Services Waiver
- Katie Beckett Waiver
- Money Follows the Person Program
- Personal Care Assistance Waiver
- WISE Program (Mental Health Waiver)
Connecticut Area Agencies on Aging
Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
117 Washington Ave., Suite 17, North Haven, CT 06473
Tel: (203) 785-8533 Fax: (203) 933-707 http://www.aoascc.org/
North Central Area Agency on Aging
151 New Park Ave, Box 75, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 724-6443 Fax: (860) 251-6107
Eastern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging “Senior Resources”
19 Ohio Ave., Norwich CT 06360
Tel: (860) 887-3561 Fax: (860) 886-4736
Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging
1000 Lafayette Blvd. Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: (203) 333-9288 Fax: (203) 696-3866
Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
84 Progress Lane, Waterbury, CT 06705
Tel: (203) 757-5449 Fax: (203) 757-4081
Local & State Organizations
For Massachusetts Residents:
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Home Modification Resources
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
The Rehabilitation Technology Department’s Adaptive Housing Program at MRC serves consumers with disabilities who are pursuing vocational/employment goals with needs for home modification.
Contact: Eugene Blumkin
Phone: (617) 204-3721
Independent Living Center: Title VII Part B
In Massachusetts, federal money from Title VII Part B funding is made available to many of the Independent Living Centers (ILC) in Massachusetts for the purchase of equipment and services to assist people to maintain or achieve independence. For more information, please contact a regional ILC or contact MRC at (617) 204-3628.
Home Modification Loan Program
The Home Modification Loan Program provides low- and no-interest loans to modify the homes of elders, adults and children with disabilities. Such home modifications allow individuals with disabilities to remain in their homes and live independently in their communities. Any homeowner who has a disability or has a household member who has a disability, or rents to an individual with a disability may apply for this loan.
The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program (ATLP)
The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program (ATLP) provides low-interest loans to qualified people with disabilities and their families to purchase assistive technology devices and services that will help them lead more independent lives. If you are not financially eligible for home modifications under the HMLP, you may be able to apply to the ATLP.
Contact: Leonidas Tonevski
Phone: 1-800-244-2756 ext.428 or 431
Other Massachusetts Agencies with Home Modification Resources
Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
Individuals eligible for services for the Department of Developmental Services may be eligible to receive adaptive housing services through the Family Support Program. For more information contact your regional DDS office or visit www.mass.gov/dds.
Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF)
The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund was established by legislation in 2000 to help families bear the excessive financial burdens associated with the care of children with special health care needs and disabilities. For more information, call Division for Special Health Needs Community Support Line at 1-800-882-1435 or visit their website.
Mass Housing Home Improvement Loan Program
Mass Housing is the state's affordable housing bank. They lend money at rates below the conventional market to support affordable rental and home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents of Massachusetts. The Home Improvement Loan Program provides funds to make general, non-luxury improvements to your property, which include necessary home modifications. For more information call (617) 854-1000 or visit www.masshousing.com.
Regional Organizations with Home Modification Resources
Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit organization, using community resources and volunteers to provide free home modifications and repairs for elders and individuals with disabilities. The following communities in Massachusetts have local Rebuilding Together chapters:
- Boston: (617) 971-0058
- Worcester: (413) 283-6709
- Haverhill: (978) 469-0800
Disability-Specific Organizations for Massachusetts Residents:
Muscular Dystrophy Association
- Greater Boston - Boston (617) 368-9155
- Central Mass. - Westboro (508) 898-3375
- Northeast - Beverly (978) 720-2800
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
- UCP of the Berkshires: www.ucpberkshire.org
- Pittsfield: (413) 442-1562
- North Adams: (413) 664-9345
- UCP of Metro Boston: www.ucpboston.org
- Watertown: (617) 926-5480
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association of MA
Phone: (781) 255-8884 or (888) 287-3257
American Parkinson’s Disease Association
Phone: (617) 638-8466
Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
Phone: (508) 475-0032 or (800) 242-0030