Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County has expanded its Ramps and Rails program, which builds handicapped accessible ramps for low and moderate income families in need. Residents in need of a handicapped ramp who own their own home, live there as a primary residence and earn less than 70% of area median income are eligible to apply. As Habitat for Humanity is a "hand up" and not a "hand out", they ask that residents contribute to 10% to 20% of the total project cost. A privately-constructed ramp could cost as much as $10,000. With the Ramps and Rails program, the average homeowners responsibility has been $750 or less. Call 732-728-0441 ext. 311 for more information.
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