HUD Awards Housing Vouchers for People with Disabilities in new jersey
$414,076 mainstream voucher Funds and $100,000 to cover additional costs make it easier for local housing authorities to help New Jerseyans
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is giving $24.7 million to 98 Local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) nationwide to provide affordable permanent housing for non-elderly people with disabilities. It was announced that the award was given to The award will allow PHA to accommodate up to 2,210 additional families and further support community integration of people with disabilities.
In New Jersey, HUD awarded $414,076 in federal funds for 30 mainstream housing vouchers, plus $100,000 to cover special administrative costs.
“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.”
The housing assistance announced today was delivered through HUD Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program.These resources can help Housing agencies assist non-elderly disabled people at serious institutional risk, homelessness, or at risk of becoming homeless, transitioning from institutions or other segregated settings. 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.
To help PHA address rental market conditions creating challenges for mainstream leasing, HUD has awarded new vouchers and special administration fees. 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. The funds can also be used for security deposits, contract bonuses, vacancy payments, and damage mitigation, allowing PHA to improve processes so families can successfully use mainstream vouchers.
|PHA name||voucher given||voucher funding||EAF funding|
|North Bergen Housing Authority||Ten||$172,363||$0|
|Bayonne Housing Authority||Ten||$132,376||$5,000|
|Hunterdon County Housing Division||Ten||$109,337||$30,000|
|Union County Housing Authority||0||$0||$20,000|
|Community Enterprise Corporation||0||$0||$45,000|
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