There are numerous funding source options available for those who need assistance covering the cost of home modifications in the greater Denver, CO, metropolitan area. These agencies want families to stay in their homes and remain in their communities; they will help people do so by making homes safer and more accessible by removing barriers. Local communities have resources available for home improvements, you just have to ask! Here’s what to do:
- Get estimates from 2-3 contractors for the work you’d like done.
- Fill out an application for funding and attach supporting documentation: Estimates, a letter explaining the need and circumstances, and photos if possible.
- Contact the agencies below and ask if there is funding available.
- Submit your request.
- The contractor will be selected and notified in writing of approved funding.
- The project is scheduled, work can begin or installs are scheduled/completed.
AT Funding Sources: https://www.atia.org/home/at-resources/what-is-at/resources-funding-guide/
This website incorporates an online database system providing individuals with disabilities, family members, and caregivers with a single point of entry for determining where to seek funding for Assistive Technology (AT) devices, equipment, or software across the state of Colorado. The University of Colorado has put together a database of all the available funding sources for people in Colorado. There are over 2000 funding programs for all types of needs, and you can sort by disability, need, age, county, and many more.
AV Hunter Trust, Inc: www.avhuntertrust.org
303-399.5482, P.O. Box 460668, Glendale, CO 80246. The Trust’s Application for Assistance form is to be filled out only by a social worker, caseworker, or third party professional acting on behalf of their client/patient. See website for strict rules for calling and application.
Center for People With Disabilities: cpwd.org
303-442.8662, 1675 Range St, Boulder, CO 80302
City of Aurora Handicapped Accessibility Grant Program:
303-739.7903, Larry Waldron, [email protected] (City of Aurora HUD program). This grant program requires the individual to be a homeowner living in the city of Aurora. The income guidelines cater to the low to moderate income household.
Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities: http://www.cfpdtrust.org/
303-476.6314, 1355 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver CO, 80222
Friends of Man: friendsofman.org
303.798.2342. P.O. Box 937, Littleton, CO 80160-0937 Applications are accepted only from referring professionals (health care and social workers, clergy, counselors, etc.) on behalf of people in need of assistance. If the application is approved, Friends of Man pays a vendor for the needed items or services. Friends of Man also has a Children’s Assistance Program.
Home Builders Foundation: http://www.hbfdenver.org/
(303) 551-6721, 9033 E. Easter Place, Suite 200, Centennial, Colorado 80112
Kids Mobility Network: www.KidsMobility.org
Kids Mobility Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing children with disabilities with durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment. They have a local warehouse and are operated by a husband and wife team who have a disabled daughter. They have been serving families since 2006 can help connect your family with other resources too. Online printable application. Contact Pete or Christy Kopp at 303.242.8281. [email protected] and [email protected], 7390 S. Fraser Street, Suite A, Centennial CO 80112
Littleton Housing Authority Rehab Program:
303-991.5301, Kimberly Kingston
Medicaid Home Modification Funding Guide: https://www.accessiblemed.com/medicaid-home-modification-funding-guide/
A free guide prepared by Accessible Systems to guide you through the Medicaid funding process.
Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation: http://rayofhopecolorado.org/apply-grant/download-application/
(720) 300-2095, 1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 714, Denver, Colorado 80222
The Institute for Senior Citizens Assistance:
Craig Miller, P.O. Box 621672, Littleton, CO 80162
Veterans Affairs Funding Programs: https://www.accessiblemed.com/veterans-affairs-funding-programs/
This guide was developed by Accessible Systems to help guide veterans through the VA grants process.
Wells Fargo’s Community Development Mortgage Program: https://www.wellsfargo.com/mortgage/lift/
Offers a below-market interest rate to non-first time disabled home buyers.