I have a disability and need to adapt my home to fit my needs. What resources and information are available so that I can modify my home?

Whether you are a person with a disability who has purchased a new home or a homeowner who has acquired or aged into a disability, there are a variety of resources that can assist you in modifying your home to fit your needs.

Finding Remodeling Professionals/Aging-In-Place Programs

Financial Aid

Independent Living

Assistive Technology (AT)


  • If you are a renter with disabilities looking for a home to rent that is accessible, socialserve.com helps users to search for accessible and affordable housing by state, choosing which options best fit their needs within their state. They also provide a Call Center whose personnel support callers in English and Spanish.
  • NARIC’s FAQ on finding housing options is a great resource for renters with disabilities, including homeless Veterans with and without disabilities.

There is also research available from the NIDILRR community and beyond on home modification, universal design, and visitability. NARIC’s Librarian’s Picks provide information on organizations on various topics, including independent living and universal and adaptive design. If you would like more information and resources related to home modification/remodeling, please contact NARIC’s information specialists.