Home Accessibility Grants Available to Qualified Residents

Home Accessibility Grants Available to Qualified Residents
February 14, 2020
The City of Belton is accepting applications for a state funded grant program, which provides financial assistance to qualified Belton residents with a need to make their homes more accessible for people who are disabled or have special needs. Improvements may include outside ramps, door widening, home leveling, adjusting the heights of cabinets, bathroom adjustments, and more.

“Our hope is to provide Belton residents with additional resources to live in safe and decent housing,” Belton Grants Coordinator Bob Van Til, said.

The Amy Young Barrier Removal program funds projects of up to $20,000 per home at no cost to the homeowner. Eligible residents who meet income and other requirements may submit applications at any time. The program operates on a reservation system and funds project on a first come first serve basis.

The City of Belton and Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity have established a partnership to administer and implement the program. Belton will promote the program and send Belton applications to Habitat. Habitat will handle all of the processing, evaluations, set-ups, and construction management. Habitat will also work directly with the State of Texas for funding and refunds.

To obtain an application contact the City of Belton at 254-933-5813 or by email at bvantil@beltontexas.gov.