Sensory-Friendly Home Modifications for Kids with Special Needs

When you have a child or family member on the autism spectrum, creating a safe and functional home environment is an important task. Autism can have a huge impact on an individual’s development, lifestyle, and social connections. People on the spectrum can be particularly sensitive to lights, sounds, and other stimuli. Many crave order and routines to make sense of the world. …

Disability Apartments: Looks and Features You Might Find

There’s a misconception that handicap accessibility for apartments is related to ADA compliance. It’s an easy mistake to make; the ADA applies to public buildings, common areas in apartment buildings, and most units in newer apartment complexes. If you’re looking at older buildings, the ADA doesn’t necessarily apply (Learn more here). That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. Many apartment …

Finding Accessible Apartments

Finding an affordable, livable apartment can take some effort. And it can seem even more difficult when you’re searching for handicap-accessible apartments. But there’s good news. If you know a few things going in — which features you’re looking for, where and how to look, which questions to ask and what to expect from the application process, plus what rights …

Transition to Adulthood: Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs

Most parents become empty nesters at some point, when their kids grow up and move out on their own. But when a child has special needs, there’s a chance that time will never come. That doesn’t mean parents can’t give young adults with disabilities more independence. With some thoughtful modifications, it’s possible to turn your home into a multigenerational space that provides …

Mobility at Home: A Guide to Upgrading or Buying an Accessible Home

Are you living with limited mobility? You are not alone, especially if you are an older adult. The recent Census figures suggest that mobility is the most common form of disability for seniors and older adults. For these millions of Americans, feeling safe and comfortable at home isn’t always easy. But with accessibility modifications to their home, or mobility features …

Housing for People with Disabilities

As someone living with a physical or emotional disability, you’re no stranger to overcoming obstacles. However, buying a home often presents an entirely unique set of challenges. For that reason, The Simple Dollar’s fully accessible guide to home loans for people with disabilities has vital information you need to know. This guide offers a comprehensive overview of resources and opportunities …

Guide to Home Ownership for People with Disabilities

Owning a home is a key part of the American dream. Unfortunately, if you have a disability, you may find it harder to afford to buy and retrofit a home to accommodate your needs. That’s because if you are unable to work or if you face significant medical expenses, you might not be able to qualify for a traditional mortgage or …

Renters’ Rights and Housing Assistance for People with Disabilities

Living independently is a goal for many young adults with disabilities. It’s an important part of having a fulfilling life, and the drive for freedom exists regardless of ability.  Establishing a home outside the nest looks different for each adult child with special needs. This guide will cover situations related to host homes and self-reliant apartment living. Read more.

Everything you need to know about Disability Home Loan Grants

A disability shouldn’t prevent you from owning a home. Loan programs exist on a state and national level with low or no-down payment requirements and affordable interest rates. Several non-profit organizations build custom homes for people with disabilities. Luckily, there are numerous programs and grants for homebuyers with disabilities, limited resources, and low incomes. Moreover, most states provide mortgage assistance …

Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities

Every year, more Americans living with disabilities are able to call themselves homeowners. Thanks to support and legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), having a home to call one’s own is now an achievable dream for more people than ever before. For many individuals, purchasing a home is only half the battle, since the nature of someone’s disability can …