Grants & Loans

Livingston/Genesee Access for Veterans

Livingston/Genesee Access for Veterans is a grant program designed to assist disabled veterans with permanent disabilities that have been certified by the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs or the Dept. of Defense, living in a single family home, in either Livingston, Genesee and Wyoming Counties. The program makes the needed accessibility modifications for the Veteran in order to allow them to remain in, or return to, their homes for a more independent lifestyle.


ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

  • All Program eligibility guidelines will be followed
  • Must primarily reside in Livingston or Genesee County
  • Household income cannot exceed the following limits at or below 120% of the area median income per household:


        Gross Household Combined Income

Household
Size

Livingston County

Genesee County

1

57,480

54,240

2

65,760

61,920

3

79,920

69,720

4

82,080

77,400

5

88,680

83,640

6

95,280

89,880

 

TYPE OF ASSISTANCE

  • Grants are secured by a Property Maintenance Agreement, which will be required and filed at the County Clerk’s Office.

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AMOUNT OF GRANTS

  • Maximum work undertaken cannot exceed $25,000.00 of ACCESS funds.

ELIGIBLE COSTS

  • A small portion of the grant may be used for repair costs to bring the home into compliance with Housing Quality Standards.
  • Accessibility Modifications will include all manner of adaptations that may include but are not limited to:
  • Wheelchair ramps and lifts
  • Handrails and stair glides
  • Entryway/doorway adaptation
  • Roll in showers with grab bars and handheld shower heads
  • Nonskid flooring
  • Easy to reach storage/kitchen or bathroom renovations
  • Raising of electrical outlets and switches