BRPC Invites Applications to the Home Modification Loan Program


PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) invites applications to the Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP).

HMLP is a state-funded no- interest loan program to provide modifications to those in need of accessibility improvements to their homes. Eligible applicants include homeowners and landlords (with fewer than 10 units) with necessary changes needed to their homes to keep disabled or elderly family members in their own homes.

Possible modifications include bathroom and kitchen modifications, ramps, stair lifts, platform lifts, sensory/therapy spaces, hard-wired alarm systems, fences, accessory dwelling units, and more. Please note that this is not a home repair program; repairs to roofs, windows, and heating are not eligible. All work must be completed by licensed and insured contractors.

For property owners, 0 percent interest loans range between $1,000 and $50,000. No monthly payments are required, with repayment is required when the property is sold or transferred.