1. Learn about this resource.
Residents can have one or several safety adaptations made in their home for free or at reduced cost. Examples of adaptations include:
Handrails and grab bars: railing placed along stairs or in the bathroom, making it easier to steady yourself and stand up
Bathtub cuts: a removable piece in the bathtub wall, making it easier to step in and out
Furniture risers: temporary blocks that increase the height of furniture, making it easier to stand up
Stairlifts: mechanical seats that lift people up and downstairs
This program is called Safe at Home and is offered by The Department of Aging and Community Living.
*Please note, the Safe at Home Security Camera Program has ended, but the DC Government still offers a security camera voucher program and a security camera rebate program.
2. Check if you are eligible.
You are eligible if all of these statements are true:
Your home is in DC.
You are an older adult (60+) or you are an adult with a disability (18+).
Your yearly gross income—your income before paying taxes—meets eligibility criteria. Check below.
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This page was last updated May 2022.
This program is open to homeowners and renters.