C.O.D.E. Offering Funds To Help Those Over 60 Improve Handicap Accessibility

JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown neighborhood preservation company still has funding available to help those over 60 improve their homes.

C.O.D.E. Inc. recently completed a project for a World War II Veteran in Bemus Point part of their push to provide handicapped accessibility for those countywide.

The project, which had a final price tag of $22,000, built a handicap accessible ramp, as well as completely re-model the bathroom.

“In addition to the new vanity, the toilet and shower are now handicap accessible,” explained Christopher Jock the group’s Executive Director. “We have funding for possibly one more project in our Access to Vets program.”

Jock says any veteran, retired fire fighter, or retired police officer is eligible. The grant covers all handicap accessible modifications to the home. The home can be owner-occupied or rented.

“We are also administering our Access grant,” furthered Jock. “We were awarded $75,000 for these same handicap accessible modifications.”

He goes on to say the money is good for both owner-occupied and renters. This grant does not require you to be a veteran, however you must be age 60 or older.

Those interested in learning more are asked to contact C.O.D.E. at (716) 664-2044.


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