Adaptive Modifications Program
What is the Adaptive Modifications Program?
The Adaptive Modifications Program (AMP) is designed to help 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.
Unfortunately there is currently a very long waiting list for this program.
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
- Barrier-free showers
- First-floor full and half-baths
- Widened doorways
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
|Household Size||Maximum Annual Household Income|
For households larger than eight, add $3,350 for each member.
(Income guidelines subject to change)
How do I apply?
Applications are only taken by telephone. You will need to provide:
- The name, address, telephone number, date of birth and Social Security number of the physically disabled person
- Number of people in the household
- Amount of total annual household income
Potentially eligible applicants are placed on a waiting list. Applicants are served on a first-come, first-served basis and may wait several years before receiving modifications.
Call the AMP Hotline at 215-448-2160 Monday – Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Friday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
(Hearing impaired persons only, call TDD at 215-448-2184.)