The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that most public and commercial facilities be accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities. The town is committed to, and working toward, the removal of architectural barriers throughout Smithtown.
Advice and technical assistance are available to residents and business owners who are planning accessibility improvements. The Office for People with Disabilities can direct you to the appropriate town department.
Home Improvement Program
The Smithtown Community Development Department helps low and moderate income residents make accessibility improvements to their homes. The Home Improvement Program provides eligible homeowners with low cost loans and technical assistance to install ramps, accessible bathroom facilities and other physical accommodations to meet the needs of a family member with a disability. For income guidelines and further information about the program, call the Planning & Community Development Department at (631) 360-7587.
Senior Citizen Home Maintenance Program
Through the Senior Citizen Home Maintenance Program, senior citizens may be eligible for grants for accessibility improvements, depending on income and the scope of work needed. Call the Sr. Citizens Department at (631) 360-7615 for information.
The Loan Closet
The Society for Lending Comforts to the Sick, located at 71 Blydenburgh Avenue in Smithtown, lends rehabilitative and convalescent equipment to local residents who need them. Over 1,000 pieces of adaptive equipment are available, free of charge. To borrow an item, call the Society at (631) 265-1674.