Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP): Habib, Nozhat, Danial, and Mahan’s Story

Habib and Nozhat, residents of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, decided to participate in the Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP) to make their house more accessible for their sons – Danial and Mahan – who were both diagnosed with the rare Juvenile Tay-Sachs disease when they were just toddlers.

Safely transporting their sons in-and-out of their beds and the house proved to be a challenge for the couple, who had many doctors’ appointments to attend – and the boys lacked their own separate, accessible living area.

HMLP provided funds for an addition to the home which consisted of an accessible bedroom, accessible bathroom, and ceiling lift.

Tragically, Mahan passed away before construction on the project was complete, but his legacy lives on with his parents, his older brother, and the many other lives he touched.