Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Amy Young Barrier Removal Program

Program Details

The Amy Young Barrier Removal Program (AYBRP) provides one-time grants of up to $20,000 for Persons with Disabilities who need modifications to increase accessibility and eliminate hazardous conditions in their home. Program beneficiaries must include a Person with Disability, must have a household income that does not exceed 80% of the Area Median Family Income, and may be tenants or homeowners.

The Department implements the AYBRP through multiple nonprofit organizations and local governments who process intake applications, verify eligibility, and oversee construction.

To become an Administrator with the Program, please read the latest Notice of Funding Availability posted below and submit an Application to Access the Reservation System.

If you are a Person with a Disability looking for accessibility modifications, you may use this tool to find assistance where you live:

To get help where you live find help here. Para obtener ayuda donde vives encuenta ayuda aquí.

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2018 Amy Young Barrier Removal Program

Phase 1: On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. CST, each Service Region will have advanced priority to access funds for eligible Households affected or displaced by Hurricane Harvey in any subregion until Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. CST. On Friday, December 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. CST, funds remaining in each subregion will be available for all otherwise eligible households until Monday, February 12, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. CST.

Phase 2 of AYBRP Reservation System
February 13, 2018 – May 14, 2018

The above table shows Project Costs only. The Administration Fees (10% of the Project Costs) provided to Administrators upon project completion are not reflected.

Phase 2: On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. CST, all funds remaining in each Service Regionís rural and urban subregions will be combined into one balance of funds per Service Region. Until Monday, May 14, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. CST, this remaining amount shall be reserved only for Households in that Service Region.

Phase 3: On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. CST, any funds remaining in each Service Region will be combined into one state-wide pool. This remaining amount can be reserved for Households anywhere in the state until the funds are depleted.

Program Resources

For questions and information on how to become an AYBR Program Administrator, please email the Housing Trust Fund Division at htf@tdhca.state.tx.us or call (512) 475-4828.