Linda Farley may be this year’s fastest “sprinter” in the Olympics of home modification paperwork!
Ms. Farley, needing a walk-in shower for her rented apartment, reached out to NRV DRC for assistance. Independent Living Coordinator Matt Shelor partnered with Ms. Farley to compile and submit information for a Rental Unit Accessibility Modification (RUAM) grant with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA).
As with any grant process, paperwork is a necessity: gathering the appropriate financial documents and rental agreements, to name a few. Ms. Farley excelled in her communication with the NRV DRC team and delivered the needed documents in record time. And her diligence paid off … Ms. Farley’s grant process went smoothly, and she received her walk-in shower this month. Ms. Farley came by NRV DRC’s office to thank Matt in person for all of his guidance in the application process. It gave Matt the opportunity as well to thank Ms. Farley for her frequent communication and earnest work throughout.
Linda is a great example of enthusiasm. By working closely together as a team, NRV DRC, the Consumer, and our friends at VHDA can achieve great things for renters with disabilities by helping them live more independent lives in the NRV!