Arlington Housing Authority Offers Programs to Help Income-Qualified Residents Repair or Modify Their Homes
By Office of Communication
Posted on January 16, 2020, January 16, 2020

The Arlington Housing Authority offers a range of programs designed to help income-qualified residents rehabilitate their homes, make emergency repairs or make home modifications designed to increase accessibly or remove unsafe conditions for persons who are elderly or who have disabilities.

The Arlington Housing Authority offers a range of programs designed to help income-qualified residents rehabilitate their homes, make emergency repairs or make home modifications designed to increase accessibly or remove unsafe conditions for persons who are elderly or who have disabilities.

These financial assistance programs, funded by state and federal grants, align with the Arlington City Council priority to Champion Great Neighborhoods. Applications are available at www.arlingtonhousing.us and will be accepted at the Arlington Housing Authority Office, located at 501 W. Sanford Street, Suite 20, Arlington, TX 76011 via regular mail, fax, email, or hand delivery.

Housing Rehabilitation Program

Rehabilitation: The Housing Rehabilitation Program for Homeowners will pay up to $24,500 for eligible repairs, which could include electrical, heating or plumbing, structural repairs, replacements of essential built-in applications, vinyl siding or other repairs required to meet City of Arlington codes. Income-qualified homeowners must own and reside in the home to be repaired, the home must be in the Arlington city limit, and the property taxes must be current.

Emergency Repairs: The Housing Rehabilitation Program also provides grants up to $5,000 to pay for emergency repairs, including heating and cooling systems, electrical systems and plumbing. The issue to be repaired must have occurred within the past 90 days, without warning, and is detrimental to or a threat to the life, health or safety of the occupants. Income-qualified homeowners must own and reside in the home to be repaired, the home must be in the Arlington city limit, and the property taxes must be current. 

Housing Modifications for Elderly or Persons with Disabilities: The Housing Rehabilitation Program provides up to $5,000 to remove architectural barriers or modify living spaces to maximize independence in performing activities of daily living. Examples include installation of access ramps, safety rails and grab bars; widening door openings and adaptation of door handles; and installation of roll-in showers and non-skid flooring. Income-qualified persons with disabilities and their families must reside in the home to be modified, the home must be in the Arlington city limit, and the property taxes must be current. 

For more information, call 817-276-6707.

Amy Young Barrier Removal Program

The Amy Young Barrier Removal Program helps pay for home modifications that include the addition of handrails and ramps, widening of doors, adjusting countertops and cabinets to appropriate heights, installation of buzzing or flashing devices for persons with visual or hearing impairments, and installation of accessible showers, toilets, and sinks.

This program provides one-time grants for up to $22,500 per home. Funds target qualifying individuals who earn no more than 80 percent of the area median family income. 

For more information, call 817-276-6742.

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