Housing Resources for the Disabled
Your New or Remodeled House Becomes VISITABLE When You Choose These Top Ten Options (PDF) - VISITABILITY refers to the features of a single-family home that enable a person with a disability to enter and visit at least one floor.
Housing Accessibility Modification Program (HAMP) Brochure (PDF) - The Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities, through the Division of Neighborhood Improvement, has financial assistance available to modify rental units for people with disabilities. This funding is part of the federal government's Community Development Block Grant Program. To apply, complete and return the HAMP Resident Application (PDF).
Accessible Homes for Seniors is a project to promote accessibility related improvements to the homes of seniors. It is run by The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA). These improvements may include, among others, the installation of grab bars and railings, widening of doorways and installation of ramps. Home improvements such as these represent for many older people the key to remaining in their home and maintaining their independence.
Concrete Change is an international network whose goal is making all new homes visitable, not just “special” homes. Being at the party, the meeting, the family reunion... not isolated. Our method is policy, because the market alone is not enough to address the segregation, public health problems and fiscal waste of continuing to build houses with no access.
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law provides legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability.
The Homeownership for Individuals with Disabilities Program is offered through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and is available statewide. Please call Single Family Housing at 410-514-7535 for additional information.
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Rental Housing Locator allows people to locate available housing that best fits their individual and family needs. The service can be accessed online 24 hours a day and is supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm at 1-877-428-8844.
The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is a membership organization that advances the independent living philosophy and advocates for the human rights of, and services for, people with disabilities to further their full integration and participation in society. The local affiliate of NCIL is the IMAGE Center of Maryland.
Revised October 24, 2014