Step 1: The Home Usability Program Plan (HUPP)

The Home Usability Program Plan will help you identify your home usability problems, set a home usability goal and list personal and community resources (your home usability network). The final section you outline a step by step work plan to ensure that your project stays on track.

Download or print off the plan here and keep it handy as you move through the program.  You will be instructed to complete sections of the plan as you go along. You can either print off the plan and write in your answers, or you can complete the form electronically.

Home Usability Program Plan

A home visit: depending on your home usability needs, it may be appropriate to arrange for a home visit. A home visit allows for a more in depth conversation about your home usability problems. This visit could also include an additional home assessment by a professional physical or occupational therapist.

Some things to consider. The following questions are some things to consider when working on your home usability plan. Responses to these questions may help determine whether or not you are eligible for certain community resources. For example, veterans may be eligible for home modification funds through the VA.

  • A specialist at your Center for Independent Living (CIL) can help you identify resources that may be available in your area.
  • Do you rent or own your home?
    • If you rent, is the amount you pay based on your income?
    • Is your landlord the local housing authority?
  • Do you receive Medicaid?
  • Are you a veteran?
  • Who else lives with you in your household?
    • Should any of these people be involved in planning usability
      changes in your home?
  • Do you plan on moving in the near future?
  • Have you made or attempted to make changes/modifications to your
    home?

    • If yes, what resources did you use to make these changes?

Once you have considered these questions its time to explore your potential home usability problems.

Step Two: Home Usability Problems