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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.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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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