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City of Belton accepting application to make homes more accessible for disabled and special needs residents

Posted: 4:40 PM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 17:40:50-05

BELTON, TX — The City of Belton is accepting applications for a state funded grant program that will make homes more accessible for qualified residents who are disabled or have special needs.

The Amy Young Barrier Removal Program provides financial assistance to qualified Belton residents who are disabled or have special needs, and a need to make their homes more accessible.

The City of Belton and Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity have established a partnership to administer and implement this program.

Improvements for homes 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,” said Belton Grants Coordinator Bob Van Til.

The Amy Young Barrier Removal program funds projects of up to $20,000 per home at no cost to the homeowner, according to the press release.

Eligible residents who meet income and other requirements may submit application at any time.

The program operates on a reservation system and funds project on a first come first serve basis.

The City of Belton will promote the program, and send Belton's applications to Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity 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.