Home Modifications Assistance

Disability Achievement Center connects individuals needing modifications to their home with the appropriate funding source.  We recognize the importance of every person accessing their community.  Attaining appropriate modifications enables this to happen. To illustrate, if you are deaf and do not have alerting equipment, obtaining employment is not very likely nor is going to the store if you can't get your wheelchair out the front door.   An independent living facilitator [ILF] will work with you to acquire the necessary modifications you need to be as independent as possible.

Our team is knowledgeable about resources to address modification requests and can work with you to access these programs. Should you need assistance with the paperwork we can support you with this process. Programs addressing modifications typically require income verification and documentation. In most cases qualification for the program is dependent upon the location of your residence.  Your ILF will help identify which program you are eligible for and start the application process.

Our Center has developed a very unique program to address the need for a ramp. Pinellas Community Foundation has awarded our Center grant funds which were used to purchase modular ramps. This equipment is very easy to install and can be put in place in a very short period of time.

The advantage of using modular ramps is that once an individual no longer needs the equipment it can be easily removed then relocated to another residence requiring a ramp. This equipment can be used over and over again.

Disability Achievement Center recognizes that all requests for modifications cannot be resolved through community programs. For this reason our Center organizes volunteer-based events to build ramps or address other less complicated modification requests. For example, we have worked with United Way's Day of Caring to build several ramps in one day. We will collaborate with programs such as this and the ‘6 Ramps in 6 Days’ project to meet the needs of our consumers.

 If you are a licensed contractor and are interested in participating with an event such as this please contact our Center so together we can enable someone the freedom to participate more fully in life. If you are interested in assisting to build a ramp under the direction of a contractor please contact our Center. We will collect your information and contact you when we are organizing a ramp building event.

A copy of the official registration (CH5696) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services on their website (www.800helpfla.com) or by calling toll free 1-800-435-7352 within the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.