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The Illinois Home Accessibility Program (HAP), also called the Trust Fund Home Accessibility Program, is a statewide program. It provides grants to low-income seniors and disabled residents of Illinois in order to make homes (both owned and rented) safer and more accessible. This, in turn, helps prevent unnecessary and premature nursing home placements, while allowing individuals to age at home. Home modifications and repairs come in many different forms and may include the addition of walk-in showers, installation of wheelchair ramps, fixing leaky roofs, remodeling hallways and flooring for wheelchair access, and more.The Home Accessibility Program is funded by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) via an Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund. However, IHDA does not provide funds directly to grantees. Rather, funding is given to a group of non-profit organizations and government agencies, and it’s these groups who provide grants to eligible individuals in their area.