Creating more accessible housing choices every day!!
1,400 SF home with accessible front porch, side car port, three bedrooms, two accessible baths and fully accessible kitchen.
Washington County, PA – Accessible Homebuyer Assistance Program: This affordable accessible home project was made possible by the Washington County Commissioners and the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington through the use of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME Investment Funds. The home-buyers were required to have a family member with a physical disability that impacted housing choice and qualify for a mortgage amounting to at least 65% of the appraised value or $97,500. The homebuyers were able to pick a location of their choice anywhere in Washington County! Accessible Dreams designed the home for wheelchair access. All entrances are zero step entry. The kitchen was designed for a wheelchair access to prepare meals, the two bathrooms, hallways and doors are all wheelchair accessible. John, Valerie and Katherine, all three family members with disabilties, are excited to move from their apartment into their new home in August.
A Barrier Free Kitchen Modification:
Kathleen preparing sitr fry on her new accessible cooktop.
Kathleen loves to cook healthy food, but struggled through the preparation and clean up because her kitchen was not wheelchair accessible. Accessible Dreams worked with Kathleen to design and construct her new dream kitchen. Both her sink and cooktop have adjustable height controls so that she and her family members who are not wheelchair users could work in the kitchen. Her oven opens on the side and is at a level that is wheelchair accessible. Her island eating area was modified to allow her to cook on her cooktop and then slide the prepared meal to the other side, where she could wheel up and enjoy her freshly made dish.
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