Funding resource guide for accessible modifications

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities funding resource guide for accessible modifications

MOPD’s Funding resource guide for accessible modifications links people with disabilities to programs and resources that provide home-based services, including accessible modifications, funding for modifications, assistance, and general information on accessible resources. 

For more information, please contact these resources directly or MOPD for any services we may offer:

Phone - 312.743.5767 (Voice) or 312.744.7833 (TTY)
Email - or
In Person -2102 W Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL 60612

Please note: This Information and referral brochure should be used only as a guide. It is subject to change without notice.

The HomeMod Program

2102 W. Ogden Ave.
312.743.5767 - Main Line
312.744.7833 - TTY

Ramps, lifts, kitchens, baths, and other accessible modifications for Chicago residents with a disability.


Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVC)

1 (800)228.3368 - Main Line
1 (877)398.1130 - TTY

Sponsored by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, CVC can assist innocent victims and their families with financial assistance for expenses accrued as a result of a violent crime.

Illinois Housing Development Authority

312.836.5200 IHDA Mortgage

Whether you’re a first-time or repeat homebuyer, the Access Mortgage program has a down payment option to meet your needs. Available statewide, each mortgage option comes with an affordable, fixed interest rate and up to $10,000 to assist eligible borrowers with their down payment and closing costs for the purchase of a new or existing home


Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS)

312.744.4190 - Main Line

Provides safety, security, and accessibility improvements to help senior citizens remain in their homes

Veterans Administration SHA Grant & SAH Grant

1 (877)827.3702 - Main Line

VA provides grants to Service members and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant

Tech Connect Low-Interest Loan Program

1 (877)884.7267 - Main Line ramp-financing/tech connect-low-interest-loan-program/

This program is a collaborative effort between the Office of Rehabilitation Services, the Illinois Assistive Technology Project, Centers for Independent Living, and statewide disability advocacy organizations.

Individuals with disabilities can utilize these loans to purchase equipment and/ or services relative to home modifications at low interest rates. Requirements include that the applicant or family member has a disability, Illinois residency and that quality of life would be improved with the use of such technology. Despite having no credit or poor credit, the applicant may still be eligible for a bank loan.

DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)

1(800)843.6154 - Main Line

DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities age  18-59 and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities.

Illinois Department of Human Services: (HSP)

1 (800)843.6154 - Main Line
1 (800)324.5553 - TTY

The Division of Rehabilitation Services Home Services Program (HSP) provides services to individuals with severe disabilities so they can remain in their homes and be as independent as possible.


The Fair Housing Act of 1968 states that tenants have the right to make reasonable modifications to their apartments, with the permission of the Landlord, but at the expense of the tenant.

Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP)

1 (800)852.5110

IATP has a loan program specifically for individuals with disabilities and their family members, guardians, advocates, and authorized representatives, who are residents of the State of Illinois. ATLOAN$ is available to purchase assistive technology for daily living.




Available to persons over the age of 65, this agency does not pay for home modifications but does provide durable medical equipment that may assist with accessibility within the home.

Fannie Mae Foundation

This not-for-profit foundation creates affordable housing programs supporting homeownership and rental housing (www.