Everyone deserves the independence that comes with safe, easy access to their home.


Mission: To facilitate in-home safety repairs and modifications that empowers veterans, seniors, and people experiencing disabilities to stay in their homes

Eligibility Check List

  • The residence must be in the NWV Habitat service area of Aurora, Canby, Gervais, Hubbard, Molalla, Mt. Angel, Oregon City, Scotts Mills, Silverton, Woodburn, or Wilsonville
  • Applicants must own and reside in the home needing the repair
  • A member of the household must have a need that makes the requested repairs necessary
  • The home must be current on homeowner’s insurance, mortgage, and property tax payments
  • Applicants must fall within the low-medium AMI for their county

For more information or an application, please contact rampsandrails@NWVhabitat.org

Please note 

  • Ramps and Rails is NOT an emergency repair program; there will be a waiting period for work to be done.
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.
  • Projects are accepted on a case-by-case basis dependent not only on application criteria, but also scope of work

Did you know?

  • Most older adults live in single-family homes, and a majority of these homes are 40+ years old.
  • The maintenance and preservation of older homes is a challenge, especially for lower-income older adults, posing health risks to older residents.
  • According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are a leading cause of medical treatment for older adults. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, non-fatal falls among adults 65 and older cost about $50 billion annually and often lead to earlier placement into long-term care.
  • Home modifications and repairs may prevent 30% - 50% of home accidents and make it make it easier to safely navigate and to perform activities that are important to well-being and independence.