Our Housing Assistance program offers a variety of services to support seniors and individuals with disabilities, designed to focus on the mobility needs of residents in southeast Ohio.

Home Accessibility Modifications & minor home repair

Buckeye Hills offers Home Accessibility Modifications and Minor Home Repair for seniors age 60 and above and for those under 60 with a disability in need of handicap accessibility repairs.

Home modifications for mobility and accessibility include project that make the physical environment accessible and functional, thus enabling people with mobility and disability issues to perform daily activities with greater independence. Home modification projects include ramps for easier entry, replacing tubs for showers, installing grab bars and handrails for safety, widening doorways for easier access with assistive devices like wheelchairs and walkers, and more.

Home repair and maintenance is limited to small, single problem areas within the residence. Plumbing modifications, electrical repair and upgrade, and heating and ventilation repair.

Funding for these services comes from a combination of public, private, and local resources with work provided through a bid process to agency-contracted contractors and others.

2019 Housing Assistance Grant Program

Applications may be submitted for either handicap access or emergency home repair. Application materials will be used to evaluate eligibility for grant funding; completing the application does not commit or obligate the applicant, or Buckeye Hills Regional Council, in any way.

Find the materials needed to submit a complete application package below. Applicants may print, fill out, and submit all requested materials via mail to Buckeye Hills Regional Council, 1400 Pike Street, Marietta, OH 45750 OR call Buckeye Hills Regional Council to have a hard copy of the application materials mailed.

To submit a complete application package, the applicant must provide:

  • A completed Housing Assistance Grant Program Application

  • A completed Housing Assistance Grant Program Demographics Sheet

  • A copy of your deed, available to your County Recorder Office

  • A copy of your tax card, available at your County Auditor Office

  • Verification of income for all household members

Applicants who are not eligible for the Housing Assistance Grant Program include:

  • Those who do not own their home

  • Those who rent

  • Those who own a mobile home but do not own the land the mobile home is on

  • Those who have recently received funding through the Housing Assistance Grant Program

  • Those who request window repair in the application

  • Those who submit project requests that are deemed beyond reasonable repair and/or homes that are beyond reasonable repair

    Please note: If the cost of the project exceeds the Housing Assistant Grant Program budget and we are unable to find a partnering agency to supply additional funding necessary for the project, we may decline the project.