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

Amy Young Barrier Removal Program

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Program Details

The Amy Young Barrier Removal (AYBR) Program provides one-time grants of up to $22,500 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 AYBR Program through nonprofit organizations and local governments (Administrators) who process intake applications, verify eligibility, and oversee construction.

To become an Administrator, please read the latest Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) posted below and submit an Application to Access the Reservation System (DOC).

Click here for a list of current AYBR Program Administrators.

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Statewide Allocation NOFA:

STATEWIDE AYBRP Reservation System

*NEW* 2020 Fiscal Year NOFA:

On January 21, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time, $1,545,028.18 in Project funding will be available for reservation by any eligible Administrator (with an executed 2020 - 2021 AYBR Statewide Reservation Agreement with TDHCA) on a first-come, first-served basis. Please view the new 2020 Amy Young Barrier Removal Notice of Funding Availability (PDF) above for more information.

To promote the geographic dispersion of these competitive funds, they will be made available in three phases in each Uniform State Service Region (the “Service Region”) and in each Service Region’s rural and urban subregions. For a map of State Service Regions, click here: Map of State Service Regions (PDF). For a list of urban and rural places, click here: List of Urban and Rural Cities (PDF) and Counties/MSAs (PDF).

Phase 1: Urban and Rural Set asides at the Service Region level
On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time, each Service Region will have funds made available consistent with their proportional allocation of the total funds. Each Service Region’s rural and urban subregion will receive an amount as shown below. Until Monday, April 20, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Austin local time, the allocated funds shall be reserved only for Households in these rural and urban subregions of the Service Region.

Phase 2: Service Region Set asides
On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time, all funds remaining in each Service Region’s rural and urban subregions will be combined into one balance of funds per Service Region. Until Monday, July 20, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Austin local time, this remaining amount shall be reserved only for Households in that Service Region.

Phase 3: Statewide Collapse
On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time, any funds remaining in each Service Region will be combined into one statewide pool. This remaining amount can be reserved for Households anywhere in the state.

Program Resources

For more 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) 936-7799.