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The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) awards grants for removing access barriers and thus enabling persons with reduced mobility to access a residential building, residential flats and other facilities. Assisted operations to remove access barriers might include building access ramps, widening front doors or building handrails. The objective is to provide unobstructed access into the building or the flats and common facilities within the building. People using assistive devices such as a walker or wheelchair must have unobstructed access within the building. The amount of accessibility grant is 45% of approved repair costs at the most.