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What is the Adaptive Modifications Program?

The Adaptive Modifications Program (AMP) is designed to help low-income individuals with permanent physical disabilities live more independently in their homes. It provides free adaptations to a house or an apartment, allowing easier access to and mobility within the home.

What types of modifications are made?

Following an inspection of the home by the Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. (PHDC), an eligible property may receive one or more of the following improvements:

  • Accessible kitchens and bathrooms (such as lowered sinks, cabinets and countertops)
  • Stairway elevators
  • Exterior wheelchair lifts and ramps
  • Railings
  • Barrier-free showers
  • First-floor full and half-baths
  • Widened doorways

Note: Home repairs are not included.

Who is eligible?

To receive services, applicants must be Philadelphia residents who:

  • Have a permanent physical disability
  • Are the owner-occupant or have the owner’s permission to make modifications
  • Live in a property that is structurally sound
  • Have not received AMP services in the past
  • Are current with property taxes, or whose landlord is current with property taxes
  • Meet income guidelines

How do I apply?

See note at top of page.

Income Guidelines

Income is calculated using gross income for all members of the household.