In celebration of the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, New Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and members of the Town Board remind residents with disabilities of the Town’s Home Improvement Assistance Program. The program allows eligible individuals to make essential home improvements by providing them with grant monies and interest free loans for necessary home repairs.
Supervisor Saladino stated, “Federal funds allow the Town of Oyster Bay to offer assistance to eligible residents in making improvements to their home. On this anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we remind residents with physical disabilities of the Town’s home modification program which can help accommodate your disability through loans for projects such as wheelchair ramps, stair glides, the widening of doorways, and bathroom modifications.”
The program is made possible through a Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which the Town has been proudly administering since the program’s inception. In recent years, the Town has dedicated nearly $500,000 annually in CDBG funds to the Home Assistance Program. Administered by the Town’s Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, eligible improvements include wheelchair ramps, stair glides, widening of doorways, and bathroom modifications to make their homes more accessible. Additionally, funds are available for replacement of windows, doors, roofs, as well as electrical and hot water systems. The program is also open to income-eligible senior citizens residing in the Town of Oyster Bay.
Councilman Thomas P. Hand added, “I’m proud to be part of an administration that puts our residents first, and looks for all avenues in which to assist them. Estimates indicate the Home Improvement Assistance program will help nearly 40 households this year and that means dozens of residents will be more comfortable in their own homes, living their lives to the fullest!”
For more information on the Town’s Home Improvement Assistance Program, please contact the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs at (516) 624-6177 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com. The Department of Intergovernmental Affairs is located at Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road in Massapequa.