Two years ago, changes to the Ontario Building Code upped accessibility requirements for multiunit residential buildings.
When landscape architect Steve Saling was diagnosed with ALS in 2006, he was determined to live as well as he could. “Our society treats prisoners with more dignity and respect than the chronically disabled,” Saling told CNN. “[They’re] kept alive but with no life.”
Home renovations often center on upgrading the kitchen cabinets or selecting a new paint color for the bedroom, but as long as you are at it, a well-thought-out redesign might also include modifications to help you stay in your home as you grow older.
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development | The mission of FHEO is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.
Provides training and education to develop and support skilled, educated and networked professionals who can respond to the increasing demand for home modification services; and act as an information clearinghouse on home modification to equip professionals and consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources | Fall Prevention Center of Excellence | The National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
Dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design. The Institute’s work manifests the belief that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should and can be usable by everyone regardless of age, ability, or circumstance.
A resource designed to serve both the fair housing advocacy community and the general public with timely news and information regarding the issues of housing discrimination. This site is maintained by the Tennessee Fair Housing Council.
Most Americans will be aging-in-place by choice or necessity according to a National Survey on Housing and Home Modification Issues conducted by AARP.  The Administration on Aging reported that 28% of older Americans in 2012 lived alone and among women aged 75 and over almost half lived alone.