United Cerebral Palsy builds ramps and coordinates state-wide construction of wheelchair ramps for individuals with mobility disabilities whose homes are without proper accessibility. Working in conjunction with collaborating agencies, volunteers from churches, civic clubs, and other area groups, UCP spearheads the construction wheelchair ramps on to the homes of persons with disabilities across the state of Tennessee. Lumber and supplies for the program are funded through a grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA). Since the initiation of the collaboration, over 2000 wheelchair ramps have been constructed.
Lumber and supplies for low income applicants to the program are funded by THDA. Applicants who do not meet the THDA household income criteria may receive ramps if they pay for the cost of the lumber. Partner agencies across the state supply human resources for ramp construction.
The program serves Tennesseans with any disability that results in mobility impairment and the need for a wheelchair ramp. Applicants for THDA funded ramps must also meet the THDA household income criteria. Please be aware that due to funding limitations, there are waiting lists for this program.
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For more information about the Home Access/Wheelchair Ramp Program, or to request to have an application mailed or faxed to you call 615-242-4091 and ask for John Pickett, Program Director, or email John_Pickett@ucpnashville.org