Uses of the fund
The fund may be used for a variety of purposes specific to disability related housing needs. Among these include:
1) Construction activities specific to disability needs such as widening doorways for wheelchair access, modifying bathrooms, and installing grab bars,
2) Funding assistance to move from a non-accessible home to an accessible home,
3) Funding assistance to move from a nursing home or institutional setting to a community based setting,
4) Funding assistance to assist a homeless person with a disability to move into a home,
5) Housing related assistance in emergency or crisis situations such as fire, flood or other natural disaster, death of a primary caregiver, extended hospitalization or a medical emergency such as a recently acquired severe disability, and
6) Weatherization of a home where a person with a severe disability lives.
for the fund was established according to the same basic criteria as the
state’s Family Support Program.
Funding Per Household
While the maximum amount allocable per household is $4000, most of the grants are smaller, with an average in the $1,000 to $1,500 range.
program also requires a 50% match for each grant. This means that a $1,000 grant would
require a $500 match. Some families may have their own cash match for their
project, while others may not. If individuals
do not have the cash or other resources available for the required match, they
can go ahead and apply. If the
application is approved,
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information about the
or to request to have an application mailed or faxed to you
call 615-242-4091 and ask for John Pickett, Program Director