If you or a loved one has a mobility impairment, you understand the value of having ramp access to your home. Ramps can increase safety and reduce the risk of falling, and they can help older adults continue to age-in-place at home.
But with the average cost of installation exceeding $1,000, ramps are a luxury for many homeowners. That’s why HAND is partnering with the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability, Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County and Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County to meet the need through the state’s Ramp Up Indiana grant program.
Administered by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Ramp Up Indiana provides funding to build ramps throughout the state. In order to apply for the grant, we must gather information about the need in Fishers.
Eligible homeowners are those who earn no more than 80 percent of Hamilton County’s area median income, or $55,900 for a family of four.
If you or someone you know needs a ramp, please email Program Manager Rebekah Wood and provide the following information:
- Household size
- Annual household income
In addition to ramps, Ramp Up Indiana funding also can be used to the widen exterior door served by the ramp, to install a rubber or aluminum threshold ramp, and to install a levered door handle.
HAND and its partners provide home repairs—including door widening and ramp construction—for low-income homeowners throughout Hamilton County in order to preserve existing affordable housing.