Disabled Accessibility Grant Program
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Disabled Accessibility Grant Program
PLEASE NOTE:  THE DISABLED ACCESSIBILITY GRANT  PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

The City of Fresno’s Disabled Accessibility Grant Program provides grants to low-income seniors or individuals with physical disabilities.  This program allows for accessibility improvements to homes. Funds for the program are made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HIPP). Grant amounts vary from $4,000 to $10,000.

Below, please find: Eligibility Requirements; Eligible Improvement Items; and How to Apply.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

     APPLICANTS   

  • Must meet the Home Improvement Program Requirements. 
  • One of the homeowners must be at least 62 years of age.                        
  • One of the homeowners (or their child) must be
    physically disabled.

      INCOME

             Combined household gross income must be at, or
             below, 80% of the area median income, as established
             by HUD (See chart  below).

     2013 HUD INCOME LIMITS:

           1 PERSON - $2,675
           2 PEOPLE - $3,058
           3 PEOPLE - $3,441
           4 PEOPLE - $3,820
           5 PEOPLE - $4,129
           6 PEOPLE - $4,433
           7 PEOPLE - $4,741
           8 PEOPLE - $5,045

      PROPERTY

  • Single-family residences or condominiums must be  located within the City of Fresno (excluding County islands).
  • Owner-occupied.
  • Have an after-rehabilitation value less than Fresno County Median.
  • Meet health and safety standards.
  • ELIGIBILE IMPROVEMENT ITEMS

         GENERAL

  • Changes to the level of the door thresholds
  • Widening of exterior doors
  • Door and doorway peephole
  • Lower doorbell
  • Visual doorbell
  • Rocker light switch
  • Adjustments to rods and shelves
  • Ramps
  •      BATHROOM ITEMS    

    • Grab bars
    • Level faucets in the bathroom sink
    • Roll-in shower
    • Shower stall with a 4-inch bottom lip
    • Hand-held adjustable shower head

         KITCHEN ITEMS

    • Removable base cabinets under sink
    • Repositioning of countertop heights
    • Level faucets in the kitchen sink
    • Base cabinets with pull-out shelves
    • Base cabinets with lazy Susans

    HOW TO APPLY

         Contact the Housing and Community Development Division
         staff at (559) 621-8300 and request that your name be
         placed on the waiting list. Upon being selected, you will be
         invited to submit an application with supporting
         documentation. When your application information is
         determined to meet eligibility criteria, you will be contacted
         with further instructions on how to proceed.


    The City would like to thank the following project partners who have assisted in making this program a successful venture: 
    • Center for Independent Living - Fresno
    • Fresno ADA Advisory Council
    • The Housing Partnership for the Disabled