Financial assistance for approved sidewalk repair and replacement is now available for property owners within the Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) as part of a new program.
Well-maintained sidewalks bring many benefits to community. Under Oregon law, property owners are responsible for the maintenance of sidewalks adjacent to their property. The Sidewalk Repair Grant Program was created to lessen the financial barriers that come alongside this responsibility.
The Sidewalk Repair Grant Program will reimburse property owners within the URMD up to $2,000 for the repair or replacement of damaged sidewalks by a licensed contractor. Eligibility details and application instructions are available online.
The URMD funds the program, which can award up to $200,000 per fiscal year. The URMD is a service district that supports road maintenance and biking and pedestrian projects.