Accessibility Improvement Program

Through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the City of Eugene offers assistance for very low-income homeowners and tenants with disabilities may be eligible for assistance to make accessibility improvements to remove architectural barriers and install strobe smoke alarms. 


Assistance for very-low income, disabled homeowners and tenants of stick frame homes includes 0%, deferred loans, up to $5,000. For mobile homes, grants are available in the amount of up to $5,000. Grants do not need to be repaid.

Brochure for Accessibility Improvement Programs/Programa de Mejoras de Accesibilidad  

Potential program participants should verify that they meet certain requirements before submitting an application.  


Eligibility Requirements

Potential program participants should verify that they meet certain requirements before submitting an application.  Eligibility requirements for the program are:

  • Property must be applicant's residence with Lane County Assessor's Real Market Value of less than $260,839
  • Property must be within the Eugene city limits and annexed into the City
  • Repairs must be eligible types of work and limited to living space areas
  • Applicants must meet very-low income requirements, as follows:

 Household Income Limits (50% Eugene Area Median Income)

Household Size 1 2 3 4 56
2018 Maximum Income $22,450$25,650$28,850$32,050$34,650$37,200


Fair Market Rents (FMRs) also apply except as applicable and noted below:

  • All FMRs include utilities paid by tenant per the Utility Allowances Schedule in effect

Accessibility Improvements for Tenants
 

 # of Bedrooms Studio 1 2 34
2018 Eugene
 Fair Market Rents
 $623 $727$967$1,407$1,660


Eligible Accessibility Improvements

  • Examples include removal of architectural barriers, installation of ramps or modifications to doorways, and installation of grab bars, handrails, and lever hardware
  • Install strobe smoke alarms

The Emergency Minor Home Repair and Accessibility Improvements programs cannot be combined. The maximum assistance per property is $5,000