Home Accessibility


Our program provides home modifications to individuals with disabilities, making independent living a reality.

How the Program Works


Our Home Accessibility Program completes home modifications projects through grant funding to make homes of people living with disabilities more accessible.

Projects include:

  • Temporary Ramp (aluminum)
  • Permanent Ramp (wooden)
  • Low rise steps
  • Stairlifts
  • Grab bars
  • GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE

    The Ability Center currently has funding for homeowners living in Lucas County needing home modifications through the Community Development Block Grant. Projects may include ramps, stair lifts, and grab bars. Residents must be homeowners living in Lucas County and not within the city of Toledo. Applicants must meet income requirements. Download flyer here.

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How the Program Works

Volunteer for a Ramp Build

“Thank you, friend. This is the first time in four years I have been able to get out of my house by myself.”


The ramp you build can make a big difference in the life of a person with a disability. It’s also a great team-building activity for any organization. We appreciate any volunteers, monetary, or material donations that’ll help us serve our community.

Impact


For individuals with disabilities, getting in and out of a home can be extremely difficult. This is true when a home lacks modern day Universal Design features such as a zero step entrance. Accessibility modifications such as ramps, hand-rails and grab-bars are often the difference between staying independent in your home or placement in a costly facility. Accessible modifications do more than just improve safety, they provide continued access to friends, family and other community relationships.

Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their
age, size, ability or disability.

Special Loans for Home Improvement
and Mobility Equipment


Directions Credit Union's Ability Loan Program helps people with disabilities obtain loans at below-market rates and for longer terms. You can get the loan for home accessibility projects or for assistive technology, modified vehicles, and other mobility aids. Visit the Directions Credit Union or call (888) 508-2228 for more information.

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Building Homes that are Accessible to Everyone

Made possible with support from our partners


After your application is completed and your income is verified, staff from The Ability Center or an approved contractor will make a home visit to determine feasibility. Once your request is approved, our lead carpenter will design a ramp or other amenity that meets your needs and building code regulations.

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