Funding available to improve disability access


The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission has announced the availability of no-cost loans designed to improve access to private residences by the elderly and persons with disabilities.

The Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP) is a Statewide program that provides no-interest loans to individuals and families for home modifications needed to accommodate a disability.   Grants from $1,000 to $50,000 are available for improvements such as installation of ramps and lifts, widening of doorways, and alteration of kitchens and bathrooms.  The loan terms are zero interest and the loan does not have to be repaid until the home is sold or transferred.

More detailed information can be found on their website.

Learn if you qualify! 

Guidelines and an application form can be found here.

Questions about the program and application process can be directed to Jennifer Shaw, Property Owner Resource Manager for MetroHousing Boston, at