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. 


Loans are for households with very low-income living in stick-frame homes and mobile homes located on land owned by the homeowner. Grants are for very low-income households residing in mobile homes in parks and rented land. 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)

(Effective 6/28/19)

Household Size 1 2 3 4 56
2019 Maximum Income $22,750$26,000$29,250$32,450$35,050$37,650


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
2019 Eugene
Fair Market Rents
 $678 $780$1,032$1,492$1,752


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 may be combined. Depending on the scope, some projects may approved for up to $5,000, while other projects may be approved for up to $10,000. Please contact the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist for more information (541-682-5446).