Welcome to the Accessible Homes Foundation

The Accessible Homes Foundation (AHF) promotes the development of accessible homes by educating home builders, state and local officials, the public, etc. on the need for accessible homes. We specify design criteria for accessible homes; list accessible homes for sale or rent; offer referrals to other agencies, if needed. We also encourage builders to build ALL new homes to meet Visitable Standards and offer to build homes that meet or exceed Accessible Standards.

Items of Interest

President Obama declares December 3 "The International Day of Persons with Disabilities"

Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011
President Obama proclaimed December 3 the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. More Info...

In issuing the proclamation, the President said, “(W)e press forward, renewing our dedication to embrace diversity, end discrimination, remove barriers, and uphold the rights, dignity, and equal opportunity of all people.” It is anticipated that the President will send the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the Senate for ratification in the near future.


TAC Launches Resource Center on Supportive Housing

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011
The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) has launched the TAC Resource Center on Supportive Housing, available at http://811resourcecenter.tacinc.org. More Info...

The TAC Resource Center seeks to expand new and innovative supportive housing approaches and models which link affordable and accessible permanent housing resources with community-based supports and services for people with significant and long-term disabilities. The site highlights the new integrated supportive housing approach recently authorized by Congress within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program. Visit the TAC Resource Center to learn more and sign up for the email list.


Obama Administration announces $749 million to fund housing for very-low-income seniors and persons with disabilities

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced $749 million in housing assistance grants under HUD’s Section 202 (for the elderly) and Section 811 (for persons with disabilities) programs. More Info...

Section 811 Capital Advances will provide $137 million to assist very low-income persons with disabilities through 92 projects in 34 states. An additional $12.6 million will be available for project rental assistance contracts. Most of the housing supported through the Section 811 Program will be newly constructed, typically small apartment buildings, group homes for three to four persons, or condominium units that are integrated into the larger community. Residents will pay 30 percent of their adjusted income for rent and the federal government will pay the rest. Visit the HUD Announcement Page to learn more.


Volunteers Needed!

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011
The Accessible Homes Foundation (AHF) is in need of capable, committed volunteers to continue promoting the development of accessible housing for people with mobility impairments. More Info...

We would like to get at least 10 people who are able to donate about 10 hours/month to serve on the AHF Board of Directors or in other volunteer positions. To learn more about AHF volunteer opportunities, go to Volunteers Needed.

Please call Carol at 801-969-8475 or email contact@accesshomes.org no later than September 30th. We will be adding new Board members in October.


New Visitability Brochure from Concrete Change

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A new 4-page Basic Home Access brochure pdf is now available (free). More Info...

The basic message is illustrated with 16 photos:

  • The key features of Visitability/Basic Home Access
  • Examples of houses on various terrains
  • Why it is vital to build virtually every new house with access, instead of relying on housing aimed specifically for people with disabilities or older people
  • Examples of houses created through policy, not solely through market forces
  • Low cost of creating basic access in new houses, versus high costs of continuing to build with barriers

Download brochure here or and ask for brochure.

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Working step-by-step to assist in providing accessible housing to all in need

PROMOTING the development of accessible homes

EDUCATING on the need for accessible homes

SPECIFYING design criteria for accessible homes

LISTING accessible homes for sale or rent

REFERRING to other agencies as needed

We are currently in search of volunteers;
please see our "Volunteers Needed" page for more

–– All donations kindly appreciated ––