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Through a Social Services Block Grant, DDS is administering a program to replace, repair, or build a modular ramp for individuals whose primary residence was impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Stair glides or vertical platform lifts are also available where ramps are not deemed feasible.

Please Note: This program is no longer accepting new applicants, as funding has been exhausted.


Modular Ramps:

  • Have no permanent footings, making them easy to install, remove, and replace as necessary.
  • May be made of aluminum, steel, wood, or fiberglass.
  • Can be customized to meet the needs of each application and his/her home.

Vertical Platform Lifts:

  • Have a flood sensor mechanism to stop the function of the lifts in the event of flooding.
  • Have pumps and controllers located above the Base Flood Elevation, where possible.
  • Are made of corrosion resistant material.
  • Have a manual and/or battery back-up to be used in the event of a power failure.
  • A ramp was damaged during the storm and needs to be repaired or replaced
  • A ramp is needed in a home or apartment to which a person with a disability has relocated as a result of the storm
  • An existing ramp can no longer be used because a home has been elevated to comply with new building codes



Applicants must:

• Reside in New Jersey

• Have a permanent disability that requires a ramp or stair lift, where feasible, to access the home. Physician certification of disability and need is required.

• Show proof of home ownership or have written permission from landlord.

• Provide proof of loss as a result of damage from Superstorm Sandy.

• Demonstrate that all other sources of payment (e.g., Insurance, FEMA) are unavailable or exhausted.


Sandy Relief Home Access Program Brochure (English), (Spanish) 


Division of Disability Services
11A Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville NJ
(Mailing: PO Box 705 Trenton NJ 08625)

Telephone: 888-285-3036
Fax: 609-631-4365

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