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Amy Young Barrier Removal Program
The Amy Young Barrier Removal Program (AYBRP) provides one-time grants of up to $20,000 to 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 funds 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, please contact your nearest Administrator directly to learn how to apply. For a list of Administrators, see the List of Program Administrators Log (PDF)
2016 Amy Young Barrier Removal Program
- 2016 Notice of Funding Availability (PDF) Re-released October 26, 2015
- 2016 Application to Access the Reservation System (DOC)
- Qualified Inspector Certification (PDF)
- Map of State Service Regions (PDF)
- List of 2016 Urban and Rural Places (XLS)
Phase 1: On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. CST, each Service Region’s rural and urban subregions will receive an amount shown on page 2 of the 2016 Notice of Funding Availability. Until Monday, January 11, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. CST these funds shall be reserved only for Households in these rural and urban subregions.
Phase 2: On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. CST, any funds remaining in each Service Region’s rural and urban subregions will be combined into one balance of funds per Service Region. Until Friday, March 14, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. CST, this remaining amount shall be reserved only for Households in that Service Region.
Phase 3: On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. CST, any funds remaining in any regions 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.
When a reservation of funds is cancelled for any reason, those funds are returned to the Reservation System on TUESDAYS at 10:00 AM (central time). The funds will be included in the table above and available for reservation by an eligible Administrator.
For questions and information on how to become an AYBR Program Administrator, please email the Housing Trust Fund Division at email@example.com or call (512) 475-4828.