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Accessibility Modifications Program

The City of Fort Wayne's Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services Homeowner Accessibility Modification Program will open on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. 
The Accessibility Modification Program provides grant based assistance for accessibility improvements to the homes of individuals with permanent disabilities. 

To be eligible for assistance, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Applicants in title to the property (listed on deed) must occupy the home as their primary residence, or will occupy the home as their primary residence once accessibility modifications are made through the Accessibility Modifications Program
  • The home must be located with the City limits
  • Applicants must have a household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income
  • Applicants must have homeowner's insurance
  • Applicants must be up up-to-date on mortgage payments
  • Applicants must not be involved in a pending bankruptcy or have liens placed against their home
  • Applicant household must have a member of any age with a permanent disability that currently receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits or reasonably equivalent state or federally fudned permanent disability benefits. 
  • Further qualification information is included in the program guidelines: 

Accessibility Modifications Program Guide

2022 Area Median Income

Permanent Disability Verification Form PDF | Fillabe Form

Required Documentation  

The Residential Accessibility Modifications Program (“Program”) is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and requires income certification for the household.  In order to take advantage of this program and to determine eligibility for the Program the following documentation may be requested (as applicable): 

required docs

How to Apply

Residents are encouraged to apply through the online portal. The online application process allows residents to submit their application from the confort of their homes and is the quickest way to apply for the program. To apply online, select the "Apply Here" button below and follow the prompts on the portal. 

Apply Here Button

Our application platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser. 

You can download Firefox by following the instructions linked here.   You can download Chrome by following the instructions linked here.

Residents who do not have access to the online application portal and would prefer a paper application may call 260-427-8585. They will be asked a series of brief questions and then will be asked to leave their contact information on a voicemail system. A representative from the Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services will call them back in the order the calls are received to determine their eligibility.

Residents in need of language assistance should contact Language Services Network at 260-426-6764.  

All applicants should be aware that there is potential for delays in the construction process due to labor and supply chain shortages. 

Funding for this program comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first-completed, first-processed basis. Program participation is determined on a first-qualified, first-served basis and is not guaranteed.