ACCESS INDEPENDENCE II

In collaboration with the State of Rhode Island Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals, Access Independence II program helps aging and special needs populations have a safe and healthy place to call home.

How it works

Loans of up to $50,000 are available for families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities to modify their homes in order to support their needs and continue living with their families. Funds cover the costs for adaptations, including the installation of ramps, modifications of bathrooms, installation of lifts, or other equipment purchases

RIHousing’s Role

We utilize lender servicing, underwriting capacity and infrastructure to support the program.

  • Underwrite each loan application for credit worthiness
  • Schedule and hold the loan closing
  • Administer the program funds
  • Service the loan
  • Provide post-rehab inspections to ensure the work has been done according to the rehab contract

RIHousing’s Role

We utilize its lender servicing, underwriting capacity and infrastructure to support the program.

  • Underwrite each loan application for credit worthiness
  • Schedule and hold the loan closing
  • Administer the program funds
  • Service the loan
  • Provide post-rehab inspections to ensure the work has been done according to the rehab contract
Since 1996, 243 loans have closed, totaling $5.4 million in Access Independence II funds.

For more information on eligibility requirements, contact the
State of Rhode Island Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals.