Williams announces $300,000 in state funding to make residences of people with disabilities more accessible

COATESVILLE, Aug. 3 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, announced $300,000 in Keystone Communities Program grant funding has been awarded to the Chester County Home Modification Program, which makes homes more accessible for low-income residents with disabilities.

“For many of our residents with disabilities, their houses often feel like potential danger zones as they haven’t been constructed with their unique needs in mind,” Williams said. “By providing for modifications that increase safety and mobility, this state money will help our residents truly feel safe and secure in their homes.”

The Chester County Home Modification Program assists low-to-moderate-income residents of Chester County with permanent disabilities to make their current residences more accessible. The CCHMP allows for a wide range of adaptive modifications, which include, but are not limited to, ramps, lifts, door and hallway widening, kitchen and bathroom modifications, visual doorbells, audio phones, and visual phone signalers. 

The Keystone Communities Program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between public and private sector that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life. The program allows communities to tailor assistance to meet the needs of specific revitalization efforts.

For more information about the Wolf administration’s commitment to community development and revitalization, residents can visit the Department of Community and Economic Development website.

Information about CCHMP and the Keystone Communities program in Chester County is also available by contacting Williams’ office at 484-200-8256.