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

    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.


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.


For individuals with disabilities, using the bathroom or getting in and out of their own home can be extremely difficult. With accessibility modifications such as ramps or wider doorways, quality of everyday living can improve. Accessible homes not only foster close family and community relationships, but they also reduce costs associated with nursing homes and Medicaid.

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.