of Chicago Housing Authority received over $725,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provided 50 new vouchers to non-elderly disabled families.
The recent award was part of a $24.7 million allocation from HUD to 98 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) nationwide to provide affordable permanent housing for non-elderly people with disabilities. is distributed to The award will enable the PHA to accommodate up to 2,210 additional families and further support the integration of people with disabilities into the community. The 50 vouchers CHA receives is one of the largest allocations in the country.
“CHA is the leading provider of housing for people with disabilities. In fact, approximately 35% of families participating in our housing program have at least one household member with some form of “We applaud HUD for making these additional resources available to help more families with loved ones with disabilities access the safety of affordable long-term housing.” can be ensured.”
This assistance is provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program. Housing to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities who have transitioned from institutions or other segregated settings and are at serious risk of being institutionalized, who are homeless, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Fund the institution. Mainstream partners such as Centers for Independent Living, state protection and advocacy agencies, Medicaid agencies, and Continuums of Care work with PHA to assist with the application and housing search process.
HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said: Today’s funding is an important step forward and will help enable more people with disabilities to function as fully integrated members of their communities and live independently and with dignity. ”
The 50 new vouchers add to the substantial support CHA currently provides to families, including those with disabilities.
- CHA has 1,166 tenant-based vouchers allocated to non-elderly persons with disabilities.
- CHA’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program offers higher than normal payment thresholds for applicants with families requiring accessible units.
- All CHA public housing developments meet and often exceed the minimum number of accessibility units required. CHA will increase the number of accessible and/or adaptable units each time a retrofit project is undertaken.
- Through its Project Based Voucher (PBV) program, CHA provides rental assistance to over 550 units that help families with disabilities.