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Housing adaptions

Grants for housing adaptation

The municipality approves grants for reasonable expenditures for the adaptation of housing accommodation to permit people with functional impairments to continue to live in their own homes.

Housing adaptation grants are to be used for essential operations, such as the conversion of kitchens and bathrooms, wider door openings, the removal of door sills, the installation of ramps, improvement of pathways, removal of carpeting in the case of allergy sufferers, etc.

Grants are available for people with all types of functional impairment, for example reduced mobility, impaired vision, allergies, epilepsy, stoma or retarded mental development.

Grants are not subject to a means test, but there must always be a direct link between the steps taken and the functional impairment. Grants are not available in the case of temporary impairments.

Who can apply?

Grants are made to private persons who either own the property concerned, are tenants or have tenant-ownership rights (bostadsrätt). The permission of the landlord is required in the case of rented or tenant-owned accommodation.


Applications should be submitted to the municipality, which also issues application forms. The district occupational therapist at the local medical-care centre can help applicants to fill in this form when applying for a medical certificate. You can download the form using the link below. The form is in swedish and the name is "Ansökan Bostadsanpassning" and you will find it under Blankettbanken, Bygga och Bo and then Bostadsanpassning.
Go to Blankettbanken and download


Grants must be approved by the Planning and Building Committee.


Grants are paid when the adaptation work is completed.

Further information:

Contact your district occupational therapist at your local medical-care centre for further information, or contact a municipal officer at the Community Planning Office.
Telephone: +46 (0)90-16 23 06
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