You should check with your insurance as some long term care coverage will pay for the lift itself. The Veteran’s Administration (VA) has a program that would help with the costs of a lift. You can contact the VA Office at 1-877-222-VETS or http://www.va.gov.
Home Ownership Loans can be used for home modifications. To find a local Rural Development area office near you, visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html or go to http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/Individual/ind_splash.htm or call (530)792-5820, (530)792-5848 (TDD). Each State’s Assistive Technology program helps with Loans and/or Grants for disabled persons. Go to http://www.homemods.org/pages/statefunding.html to get the contact information for your state.
Banks often offer loans to finance home modification projects such as putting in a lift. Contact yours for more information. HUD may be able to counsel you on options. Call (888)466-3487 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are available to make home modifications.
A list of Housing and Community Development Agencies can be found at http://www.nahro.org/reference/internethousing.cfm or by calling the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials at (877) 866-2476.
Federal Housing Administration part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) can help you find home modification loans. Contact http://www.dtinational.org/training/hudinfo/hudoffices.asp or call them at (202) 708-1112. A local FHA lender can be found by visiting http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llplcrit.html You may want to get a copy of IRS Publication 502 to see if you can get help with home modifications. Contact the IRS by visiting http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf or call (800) 829-3676. Rural Housing Services (RHS) Section 502.
Often the Area Agencies on Aging can help you locate funds with Older Americans Act- Title III. To locate the Area Agency on Aging in your community, call the Eldercare Locator at (800) 677-1116 or visit http://www.n4a.org.