Eligible homeowners and renters who have difficulty entering, leaving, or moving about their home, or have a visual or hearing impairments can receive grants of up to $15,000 in home accessibility improvements.
• Wheel chair ramps
• Door widening
• Buzzing or flashing devices (for people with visual/hearing impairment)
• Accessible door handles
• Accessible showers, shower grab bars, and shower wands
• Accessible sinks and faucet handles
• Elevated toilets
Eligibility to the ABR program is limited to households within the Austin city limits whose incomes are 80% or less of the median family income (MFI) and which are the residence of someone at least 62 years older or severely disabled. For renters, prior landlord approval is required.
For Questions or More Information
Want to know more? A descriptive flyer of the program is available in both English and Spanish. You may also want to email questions to NHCDCS@austintexas.gov, or call 512-974-3100.