January 4, 2023
$24.7 million in HUD Awards to provide affordable housing to support community living for non-elderly people with disabilities
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $24.7 million in awards to 98 Local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) nationwide to provide affordable permanent housing for non-elderly people with disabilities. announced that it will provide The award will enable these PHAs to accommodate up to 2,210 additional families, further supporting the integration of people with disabilities into their communities.
“People with disabilities have the right to access affordable housing that meets their needs,” he said. HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge“Today’s funding is an important step forward.It will help enable more people with disabilities to function as fully integrated members of their communities and live independently and with dignity.”
This housing assistance announced today will be delivered through HUD. Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Programengages housing agencies to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities who are transitioning from institutions or other segregated settings, those at risk of being institutionalized, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. We provide funding. 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 has awarded both new vouchers and a special administrative fee to help PHA address rental market conditions that are challenging mainstream leasing. The $5 million special administrative fee awarded to 88 PHAs in this funding round will reduce costs associated with retaining, recruiting, and supporting participating owners, as well as assisting with home searches and qualified Can be used to support the applicant’s lease up. This includes security deposits, contract bonuses, vacancy payments, and damage relief. All of this will allow PHA to improve the process and enable families to successfully use Mainstream Vouchers.
See the local impact of the housing assistance announced today.