The NYS Access to Home program provides financial assistance to make residential units accessible for low- and moderate-income persons with disabilities. Assistance with the cost of adapting homes will enable individuals to safely and comfortably continue or return to live in their residences instead of residing in an institutional setting.
Eligible program administrator applicants are not-for-profit corporations and municipalities throughout New York State. Not-for-profit and municipal awardees provide assistance to eligible participants.
Eligible participants are individuals that meet the two criteria below:
- Income at or below 80 percent of area median income (120 percent of area median income for veterans who are certified by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Defense as entitled to receive disability payments for a disability incurred in time of war); and
- Individual has a disability or have substantial difficulty with daily living activities due to aging.
The assisted residential unit must be the primary, permanent residence of the eligible participant. Assisted units must be occupied as the permanent residence of a household with income at or below 80 percent of area median income (120 percent of area median income for veterans who are certified by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Defense as entitled to receive disability payments for a disability incurred in time of war).
Grant funds may be used to assist homeowners to complete accessibility modifications to adapt or retrofit homes for persons with disabilities. Rehabilitation activities reimbursable by grant funds may only include accessibility modifications designed to address the needs of the person with disabilities or substantial difficulty with daily living activity due to aging. Examples include: wheelchair ramps and lifts, handrails, doorway widening, and roll-in showers.
Forms & Documents
|General Grant Administration|
|Access to Home - Local Program Administrator Manual|
|HTFC HCR Returned Funds Coversheet|
|Commitment & Disbursement of Program Funds|
|Authorized Signature Form|
|Designation of Depository Form|
|Administrative Funds Detail Sheet|
|Project Set-up and Completion Form|
|M/WBE & SDVOB|
|MWBE & EEO Template Policy Statement|
|Bid Solicitation Log|
|Good Faith Efforts Guide|
|Certification of Good Faith Efforts Form (CONST-$)|
|Affirmation of Income Payment of MBE/WBE or SDVOB (CONST-#)|
|Property Maintenance Declaration|
|Instructions for Completing Property Maintenance Declaration|
|Property Maintenance Declaration Exemption|
|Instructions for Completing Exemption|
|Site Specific Certification Instructions|
|Site Specific Certification & Appendix A|
|Human Remains Discovery & Unanticipated Discoveries Protocols|
Funding Round Materials
State Housing Resources Funding Opportunities
The Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC), through its Office of Community Renewal (OCR), will make up to $1 million available for the Access to Home program. Applications must be submitted through the Community Development Online (CDOL) system no later than 4:00 PM, EST, Friday, October 11, 2019.
Funding Round Materials:
Register for September 13, 2019 Application Training Webinar here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e18e0e18822f1caa433358c9b649527c0