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 (AMFI), as defined by HUD for the HOME Program, 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 see Program Resources below to read the latest Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Application to Access the Reservation System.

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Statewide Allocation NOFA:

STATEWIDE AYBRP Reservation System

2022 Fiscal Year NOFA:

On December 9th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Austin local time, $1,612,838.50 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.

To promote the geographic dispersion of these competitive funds, they will be made available in three phases in each Uniform State Service Region (“Service Region”) and in each Service Region’s rural and urban subregions. For a map of State Service Regions and a list of urban and rural places, see Program Resources below.

Phase 1: Urban and Rural Set asides at the Service Region level
On Thursday, December 9, 2021, 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 Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 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 Thursday, January 13, 2022, 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 Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 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 Thursday, February 17, 2022, 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 in any area of the state.

Income Limits

Effective June 1, 2021, use the greater of the Low Income Limit for the area or for the state, based on family size:

Effective July 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021, use the greater of the Low Income Limit for the area or for the state, based on family size:

Program Resources

For more information on how to become an AYBR Program Administrator, please email AYBR Program Staff at htf@tdhca.state.tx.us or call (512) 936-7799.