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The city of Lancaster is offering grants for disabled residents, including veterans, for improvements to single-family and mobile home properties.

The program is designed to assist “very” low to lower-income households in the city by providing grants to retrofit residences to be physically accessible for disabled individuals scheduled to be released from medical facilities, as well as for veterans who acquired disabilities during combat and are in need of accessibility renovations. To qualify, the property must be owner-occupied, you must provide proof of disability (physician statement), and the total household income must not exceed 80 percent of the area median (roughly $51,200).

Also, an Emergency Rehabilitation Grant Program is available to “very” low-income households to provide grants that address structural problems of the principal residences. The property must be owner-occupied and the total household income cannot exceed 50 percent of the area median.

A down payment assistance program can assist similar households consisting of disabled residents and/or disabled veterans.

Information about each of these programs may be obtained and returned to the Housing and Revitalization Department at Lancaster City Hall, 44933 N. Fern Ave. Call (661) 723-5942 or visit www.cityoflancaster.org and refer to “home improvement programs.”