THE RAMP PROGRAM:
The Onondaga County Community Development Division RAMP Program offers grants to undertake improvements within homes occupied by persons with disability in order to improve their accessibility. Typical improvements include installation of exterior ramps, bathroom and kitchen modifications.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis to disabled persons living with Onondaga County, outside the City of Syracuse, who have an annual household gross income less than the amounts shown below for each family size. Disabled tenants must obtain written consent of the property owner.
Limits effective March 28, 2016
Modifications to the residence may include alterations to porches, steps, and doorways and the installation of a ramp, and may also include installation of bathroom and/or kitchen fixtures and other accessories to facilitate use by the disabled person. Bathroom relocation will also be considered if modifications to the present bathroom are not feasible.
RAMP PROGRAM LIMITATIONS:
Assistance will be limited to the amount needed for accessibility modifications. Additionally, assistance will be provided for private residential structures only. Nursing homes and similar facilities are not eligible. Also, households will be assisted only once in a five year period, and will be limited to those unable to secure aid through other programs such as Medicaid.
A. Interested individuals contact: Onondaga County Community Development.
B. An application is completed, and eligibility is determined.
C. Ramp and other work specifications are established.
D. The work specifications are competitively bid upon by CD approved contractors.
E. The contractor performs the work under CD supervision.
F. Upon completion of the work, the contractor is paid by CD.
WILL THERE BE A LIEN PLACED ON MY PROPERTY? -- YES
You must agree to repay the grant if you do not own and occupy the property as your priniciple residence for following completion of the work (Currently 5 years with the amount declining after time.). Terms are dependent on each funding source and will be discussed at the time of application.
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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Onondaga County Community Development Division
421 Montgomery St., 11th Fl.
Syracuse, NY 13202
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