Maryland Blogger: Gaithersburg Resident Accessibility Services Program (GRASP)

Gaithersburg Resident Accessibility Services Program (GRASP)

Gaithersburg Resident Accessibility Services Program (GRASP)

 

The City of Gaithersburg provides 0% deferred loans to qualified residential property owners who wish to add accessibility modifications to their homes. Applications submitted by long-term renters who meet program requirements and have permission from the property owner will also be considered on a case by case basis.

 

Some examples of eligible improvements include but are not limited to:

Providing ramps and no-step entrances to the property

Installing an exterior or interior elevator, lift or stair-glide unit

Widening interior and exterior doorways to a minimum of 32 inches

Installing a walk-in or roll-in shower or tub

Reinforcing bathroom walls

Adding improvements to assist with sensory disabilities

 

To Qualify

Homeowners must work with City staff to obtain all required permits. Homeowners must work with a licensed contractor and must meet the income limits below, adjusted for family size:

 

Household Size   Maximum Income

1        $82,040

2        $93,760

3        $105,480

4        $117,200

5+      $126,576

 

This information was provided by the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Click here for details on how to apply for this program.

 

 

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6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 7 commentsRoy Kelley • February 11 2019 05:36PM

Comments

What a great program Roy & I love the acronym. This is a great model for the rest of the country to help those address accessibility issues in their home. Kudos to the City of Gaithersburg.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

That sounds like a wonderful program for many who probably need it and can use it.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 12 days ago

Roy what an awesome program, here in CA they would make you do it and if you did not than they would penalize you for it;)Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 12 days ago

Good morning Roy.  Thanks for the information about the Gaithersburg Resident Accessibility Services Program.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 11 days ago

Your comments and your continued support are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 11 days ago

What a great program that is for Gaitersburg residents, Roy.  I know the day is fast approaching when I'm going to need a similar type of project to help keep me from pulling the plumbing out of the walls while trying to get out of the bathtub. . .LOL

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 days ago

Your feedback and your continued support are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 days ago

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