Design For Life Pilot Program 

Design for Life Pilot Program:
HFHMM, in partnership with Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs, will soon be offering a program aimed at modifying the homes of willing and income qualified applicants with the goal of making them more widely accessible. This program will be open to qualified applicants (both senior and non-senior households) looking to make modifications to their home, which meet one of two differing levels of accessibility: Visit-able or Livable. Please see the table below in order to learn what each of those tiers encompasses.

 

Design for Life Levels of Home Modification

Visit-able

·         Access into the home: at least one zero-step entrance

·         Place to visit: connecting to accessible route to place to visit on entry level

·         Powder room: a usable powder room connected by an accessible route

·         Interior Doorway: 32-inch wide nominal interior doors.

Livable

·         Access into the home: at least one zero-step entrance

·         Place to visit: connecting to accessible route to place to visit on entry level

·         Powder room: a usable powder room connected by an accessible route

·         Interior Doorway: 32-inch wide nominal interior doors.

·         Accessible circulation path to kitchen

·         Accessible bedroom: at least one bedroom

·         Accessible bathroom: at least one full bathroom

 

If you would like to be considered for these types of modifications when this program launches, please submit an inquiry expressing interest in the Design for Life Program.

 

To read more about Design for Life as a broader program offered by Montgomery County, please follow this link: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/design/

 

Things to know:

  • This program will be offered to Montgomery County residents as it is funded by Montgomery County DHCA (Department of Housing and Community Affairs).
  • You do not have to be a senior, disabled, or have a specified need for critical repairs in your home to participate in this program.
  • Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Repair and Weatherization is not an emergency or crisis based program. If you have issues within your home which cause an imminent danger to you or members of your household, please see our additional resources page for more information.
  • HFHMM strives to serve as many households as possible. For Homeowners who participated in our Repair, Weatherization, and/or CAPABLE program(s) in 2015 or later, HFHMM will not approve applications for additional services within a 7-year period.

   

Submit an Inquiry:

If you are interested in submitting an inquiry, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to:

Rebecca Arce
Repair Client Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
Rebecca.Arce@HabitatMM.org
301-990-0014 x 19