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Housing Accessibility Project to make ramps available

IOWA CITY– Johnson County Livable Community has launched HAP (Housing Accessibility Project) with a mission to provide access to homes in Johnson County, in an affordable, timely manner. The major focus of HAP is the construction of ramps. Making minor repairs for safety or adding safety features like grab bars or handrails will be considered on a case by case basis. Mobile homes however are eligible for ramps only.
The major partners in the coalition are: Access2Independence, Carpenters Local 1260, Elder Services Inc. and Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity.
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging and the Remodelers Council of the Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association and the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology are assisting in this project. 
Project staff will determine applicants’ ability to pay and assist in finding funding and managing the project.  Volunteers and donations of supplies and dollars are welcomed.
Persons wishing more information or assistance should call HAP at 435-8224.