Programs that provide grants, loans and other forms of assistance that help residents who need to make essential improvements to their homes to prevent storm water from entering the wastewater system and to reduce the risk of flooding from sewer backup. Work may include downspout disconnection, weeping tile disconnection and sump pump installation, sewer pipe lining and repair, and backwater valve installation.
Programs that provide assistance in the form of labour and supplies, cash or tax rebates, or consultation services for homeowners who want to make home improvements that are designed to reduce energy and/or water consumption.
Programs that provide assistance in the form of labour and supplies for people with disabilities who need to install ramps, elevators, stair glides or lifts; widen doorways; install grab bars in showers and bathrooms; lower kitchen and other cabinets; or make other modifications in their homes or apartments to make them accessible. Also included are programs that assess the accessibility of homes and apartments of people who have disabilities and make recommendations regarding necessary modifications.
Programs that provide cash assistance for qualified people with disabilities who want to install ramps or elevators, widen doorways, install grab bars in showers and bathrooms, lower kitchen and other cabinets or make other modifications in their homes in order to make them more accessible.
Programs that provide access to building materials at below market costs. In many cases, the materials have been recovered from obsolete buildings by building deconstruction programs and made available for reuse by communities as an alternative to purchasing new materials.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.