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The Center for Universal Design

The Center for Universal Design (CUD) at NCSU is the leader in accessible home design, modifications and even accessible appliances.  Below are some helpful links within their website.

North Carolina State University
College of Design
50 Pullen Road, Brooks Hall, Room 104
Campus Box 8613
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8613

Phone: 919-515-3082 or 800-647-6777


Center for Universal Design (CUD) Accessible Home Plans

This catalogue provides several accessible home plans

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Accessible Home Modification Construction Details

The “how to” sheets provide construction info on roll-in shower, ramps, low thresholds, etc.

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Home Modifications and Products for Safety and Ease of Use

This booklet discusses options for home modifications for all disabilities (hearing, vision, mobility, cognition, etc.)

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Product Usability

Information on accessible door hardware, fire extinguishers, vacuums, etc.

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“Visitability Homes” at Concrete Change website

Visitability is a movement to change home construction practices so that virtually all new homes — not merely those custom-built for occupants who currently have disabilities — offer a few specific features making the home easier for mobility-impaired people to live in and visit.  Below are some helpful links within their website.

600 Dancing Fox Road

Decatur, GA 30032

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Visitability Defined
Visitability Brochures
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA)

The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority is a quasi-public entity that provides financing for housing and other related services to low- to moderate-income New Mexicans. Below are some helpful links within their website.

344 4th St SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-843-6880

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2017-2018 NM Housing Services Directory

This Directory lists Mortgage Lenders, Support Services, Specialized Housing, etc.

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Homeowner Resources

This page provides links to MFA Loan Resources, Energy Smart appliances, House Rehabilitation, etc.​

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