HUD AWARDS $150 MILLION TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES AND SERVICES TO EXTREMELY LOW-INCOME PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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Rental assistance to prevent unnecessary institutionalization


HUD logoWASHINGTON – To help prevent thousands of individuals with disabilities from being unnecessarily institutionalized or possibly falling into homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $150 million in rental assistance to 25 State Housing Agencies.  In turn, the state agencies will provide permanent affordable rental housing and needed supportive services to nearly 4,600 households who are extremely low-income persons with disabilities, many of whom hoping to transition out of institutional settings back to the community.

HUD’s support of state housing agencies is made possible through the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) program which enables persons with disabilities who earn less than 30 percent of their area’s median income to live in integrated, affordable housing.  State housing agencies and their state Medicaid and Health and Human Service partner agencies identify, refer, and support target populations of persons with disabilities who require community-based, long-term care services to live independently.  This is one of several recent collaborative efforts between HUD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“Everyone needs a stable home to call their own, especially persons with disabilities who can live on their own yet are at risk of becoming homeless,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro.  “These grants will provide real opportunity by cutting health care costs for states while allowing folks to live as independently as possible.”

“Communities and families are stronger when all citizens have the opportunity to fully participate and contribute to society,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. “By providing permanent housing as well as access to needed supportive services, these grants are helping to fulfill the promise of productive, meaningful lives in their communities for people with disabilities.”

Today’s announcement reinforces the guiding principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act  and the landmark 1999 Supreme Court ruling in Olmstead v. L.C., helping states and local governments to provide services in the most integrated settings appropriate to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.








































































































































































State



 # of Households to be Assisted



Award


AlaskaAlaska Housing Finance Corporation

200



$ 7,722,343


ArizonaArizona Dept. of Housing

54



$2,950,000


CaliforniaCalifornia Housing Finance Agency

283



$11,985,436


ColoradoColorado Dept. of Local Affairs

411



$7,610,719


ConnecticutDept. of Housing, State of Connecticut

150



$4,112,906


District of ColumbiaD.C. Dept. of Housing and Community Development

60



$2,617,645


GeorgiaGeorgia Housing Finance Authority

350



$10,174,407


IllinoisIllinois Housing Development Authority

200



$6,420,000


KentuckyKentucky Housing Corporation

150



$5,794,675


MassachusettsMassachusetts Dept. of Housing & Community Development

100



$6,803,050


MarylandMaryland Dept. of Housing and Community Development

150



$9,808,054


MaineMaine State Housing Authority

66



$2,000,000


MichiganMichigan State Housing Development Authority

200



$5,516,950


MinnesotaMinnesota Housing Finance Agency

75



$3,000,000


New HampshireNew Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

150



$8,634,824


New JerseyNJ Housing Mortgage Finance Agency

206



$5,099,229


New MexicoNew Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority

95



$2,278,447


NevadaState of Nevada Housing Division

50



$2,000,000


OhioOhio Housing Finance Agency

508



$11,991,399


OregonHousing and Community Services Dept.

80



$2,335,000


PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

200



$8,557,014


Rhode IslandRhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation

150



$5,627,829


South DakotaSouth Dakota Housing Development Authority

100



$2,797,972


TexasTexas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs

296



$12,000,000


WisconsinWisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

300



$2,532,090



4584



$150,369,989



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