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​Home Accessibility Program for Independence (HAPI)

The HAPI grant program provides an opportunity for those with physical disabilities to remain in their homes.

HAPI is a grant program to assist eligible homeowners and landlords to construct accessibility modifications to their homes.

Accessible modifications include but are not limited to:

  • Exterior Ramps
  • Chair Gliders or Lifts
  • Door Widening
  • Bathroom Modifications
  • Lowering Kitchen Counters
  • Sliding Shelves
  • Visual Door Bells
  • Visual Phone Signalers

Eligible homeowners may receive a grant from $1,000 up to $10,000 for a single unit home. Landlords may receive a grant up to $5,000 per unit.

 

TO QUALIFY:

  • Proof of Disability in the form of a letter, excuse from your Doctor, or a letter showing that you receive Social Security Disability.
  • Must fall within income guidelines and provide verification of all income, with copies of the two most recent pay stubs for each wage earner.
  • Deed must be in homeowner's name or proof of owner's permission to make modifications.
  • Copy of the latest Income Tax Returns or Non-Filing Verification Letter (1.800.829.1040).
  • Verification that City and County Real Estate Taxes are paid (if available).

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please call the URA at 412.255.6672 and ask for an application. Please complete the application and attach the requested documentation for each household member and submit to:

Urban Redevelopment Authority of PIttsburgh

200 Ross Street, 10th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

More Information

Fact Sheet 

HAPI Letter and Application

HAPI Income Limits

 

FEES:

There is a $150.00 loan processing fee that is due at the grant closing.

 

HAPI Income Limits by Household Size:

PRIORITY (50% AMI)

1 person $26,600
2 person $30,400
3 person $34,200
4 person $38,000
5 person $41,050
6 person $44,100
7 person $47,150
8 person $50,200

 

(120% AMI)

1 person $63,840
2 person $73,000
3 person $82,100
4 person $91,200
5 person $98,500
6 person $105,800
7 person $113,100
8 person $120,400

Effective 5/14/18


For more information on the HAPI Program, please contact Program Specialist Justin Belton at 412.255.6672 or jbelton@ura.org.

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