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Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Can Prefab Be the Housing Solution for Millions of Americans?

Can Prefab Be the Housing Solution for Millions of Americans?

Who are these millions of Americans?

They are the people that live with disabilities.

In most cases they aren’t asking for much from home builders. Wider hallways and door openings, modified bath fixtures, accessible kitchens, maybe a ramp into the home or lowered switches and windows. Very few need all these on one house.

Some just need a bathroom with a walk-in shower and handicap bars. Some may only need a 4’ wide hallway with 36” wide door openings. Others may need their entire home ADA designed.

Whatever the homeowner needs, Modular Construction can accommodate them.   Modular builders have the ability to fill this niche, and the rewards are great for both the homeowner and the builder.

How can the Modular Construction Industry help fill the housing solution for disabled adults?

Here is an article recently posted in the Chicago Tribune that puts this same question about the housing solution to Realtors.

Survey Finds Homebuyers’ Needs for Accessible Housing are Unmet

Research shows that the overwhelming majority of homebuyers with disabilities have a strong need and desire for real estate agents who are trained and knowledgeable about accessible housing options. But despite the need for adequate help, one in five homebuyers who have a disability say they do not get the proper assistance, according to a recent Century 21 Real Estate survey conducted by Harris Poll.

In a country where more than 54 million Americans live with disabilities, advocates across the nation recognize the importance of fostering inclusive communities that enable people with disabilities to live as fully integrated members of society

This includes helping people find accessible housing in the communities of their choice.

USModular Home Builders can help!  Contact us today for more information on finding your housing solution!