When you’re looking for a handicapped adaptable apartments in Albany, make sure you ask these questions in addition to asking about rent and maintenance, whether or not you need renters insurance (which you do, always), etc.
You should also know your rights, which are available on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website.
Questions to ask about your handicap accessible / adaptable apartment:
Are the doors at least 32 inches wide?
Are light switches, thermostats, fuse boxes, water shut-off valves, fire extinguishers, and fire alarms low/high enough to reach?
Are counters and utilities in the kitchen low enough to be accessible?
Do the bathrooms have handicap accessible sinks, toilets, and showers?
Are there grab bars around the toilet, tub, and shower? (If not, can you make modifications and are the walls sufficiently reinforced for grab bars?)
What to look for in handicapped adaptable apartments in Albany
Are corners and walkways in common areas wide enough for wheelchairs and walkers?
Is the elevator appropriately sized?
Are carpeted surfaces in the apartment and common areas easy to roll on?
Can you easily walk or wheel to groceries and other services in the wider community? Are these places handicap accessible?
Are the sidewalks in good repair and do crosswalks have lights and crossing chimes?
Finding a handicap accessible or adaptable apartment can be challenging, especially in older buildings. New renovations and new buildings are much more likely to be in compliance and truly handicap accessible. Albany Lofts at One Broadway is a fully renovated building with handicapped adaptable apartments. Please contact our office for more information – 518-328.3365.
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