Residential Accessibility Improvements Program
What is the Portsmouth Residential Accessibility Improvements Program?
The City of Portsmouth Community Development Program pays for the installation of accessibility improvements such as ramp construction, doorway widening, bathroom modifications, etc.
Who is eligible for the program?
Homeowners in Portsmouth who have a physician certified disability and have low or moderate incomes as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
What is the maximum grant amount available?
Up to $20,000. No repayment is required.
How does the program work?
1. The City Housing Specialist will visit your home to discuss the project and to determine if the improvements requested are feasible. Based on this visit, he will prepare a detailed write-up describing the work to be completed.
2. After you approve the work he has described, he will prepare all of the necessary bid documents and advertise for contractor bids. The lowest responsible bid will be accepted.
3. The contract for the work to be completed will be between you and the contractor(s). The City Housing Specialist will inspect the work as it is completed and, if you are satisfied with the work completed, he will ask you to authorize payment to the contractor(s). If any workmanship problems are discovered subsequently you must take any necessary action against the contractor(s).
Who do I contact for more information?
Terry Poulin, 610-7232
Community Development Department
City of Portsmouth
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801