Funding Pays for Home Accessibility Changes
Written by Admin | November 3, 2014 | In The News
Funds are still available to help underwrite costs for accessible home modifications for residents in 55 communities in Dane County. Modifications may range from simple grab bar installations to building outdoor ramps. Other changes that may qualify include rebuilding steps, installing hand rails, and changing to a stepless shower base.
The funds are from a grant awarded to Independent Living’s Home Safety Modification program. Eligibility requirements include:
- age 62 and older OR have a disability, and
- an annual gross income that meets HUD guidelines (for one person, that may range up to a maximum of $45,100 per year; for a household with two people, that may be $51,150 maximum per year; please inquire for more details), and
- home value that does not exceed $209,000.
To learn more about eligibility requirements and what the funds will cover, contact the program manager, Jonathan Rossall, at 608-268-9635 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Independent Living, Inc. is a local nonprofit organization with more than 40 years of experience serving seniors and adults with disabilities.
Pictured are stairs and a handrail that replaced steps improvised out of loose bricks. Now with safer entry and exit, the 90-year-old home owner has less chance of tripping, falling and losing independence.