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"NEW YORK ACCESS TO HOME" PROGRAM

WHATFinancial assistance to low and moderate income frail elderly persons who have difficulty with daily activities and those with disabilities to make home modifications, adaptions and repairs to better meet their needs.
WHYSo that seniors and others can live at home safely and comfortably without having to move to skilled nursing care, assisted living or other forms of dependent care.
WHERENew York Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) State of New York. Housing Trust Fund Corporation.


Program Description

Home adaptation is generally performed for those with physical disabilities and seniors with an age-related disability.

Examples of home repairs and modifications such as wheel chair ramps and lifts, handrails, easy-to-reach kitchen work and storage areas, lever handles on doors, roll-in showers with grab bars, are generally eligible and covered.

Homeowners and renters may qualify for loan assistance for home repairs if the:

-Occupant is physically disabled or has substantial difficulty with an activity of daily living because of aging
-Place of residence is a permanent residence
-Total household income does not exceed 80 percent of area median income, or 120% of area median income if person in need of modifications is a disabled veteran
source:nyshcr.org

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