public-works-department

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

705 W. University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70502

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 337-291-8400
Email: HConway@LafayetteLA.gov

DIRECTOR: Hollis Conway

 

RAMP GRANT PROGRAM

The Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government’s (LCG) Ramp Program is funded by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  This program is managed by the LCG, Community Development Department (CDD).

The program’s objective is to assist homeowners in accessibility to their single-family, owner-occupied houses.  Handicap accessibility is necessary in order to improve the quality of life for many individuals.

To be eligible for assistance, a house must be structurally sound as determined by a housing code inspection.

Program qualification requirements are:

Applicant must reside in the home at the time they apply;
Applicant must own the property needing a ramp and have lived there for at least 3 years; and
Applicant must meet the following HUD income guidelines
 

​ ​*2019 Income Guidelines
​Family Size             Income Limits
​1 ​                              $37,450
​2 ​                              ​$42,800
​3 ​                              $48,150
​4 ​                              $53,500
​5 ​                              $57,800
​6 ​                              $62,100
​7 ​                              $66,350
​8  ​                             $70,650
​ ​*annually subject to change
 
The Installation Process

The installation process takes approximately three to five days. The CD Program Specialist will assist program participants during the installation process should any problems occur.

Summary of the housing rehabilitation process:

Application:  Call 291-7357, or email housingrehab@lafayettela.gov
Inspection of your home
Cost estimate/work write-up
Contract signing
Ramp installation begins
Follow-up inspection of home