Everything You Need to Know About The Adaptable Housing MA Act

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  1. What is it?
  2. Why does it matter?
  3. How can you help?

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What is Adaptable Housing MA?

It is not required that all renovated Massachusetts buildings be equipped with bracing for grab bars and wider doorways.

Adding these safety features during renovation makes residences accessible with little additional cost.

If passed, this act will expand the availability of accessible housing for older adults and people with disabilities or mobility impairments.

Why does it matter?

According to the CDC, in-home falls from lack of accessibility features cost MA $972 million per year.

Older adults who live in nursing homes are at higher risk for disease than those who live independently. In MA over 60% of people who have died from COVID lived in nursing homes.

More accessible housing means people can safely live, work, and participate in their own communities, as they age and/or face mobility challenges.

How can you help?

Contact your legislator and ask them to support Bill H. 2420.

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