HUD announces housing assistance funds for elderly, disabled

    
 

Monday, Nov 21 2011 6:07PM

The funds, awarded under HUD Supportive Housing programs, will go to organizations that produce accessible housing for, offer rental assistance to and otherwise aid the elderly and those with disabilities. According to HUD, the funding will help more than 4,800 people throughout at least 180 communities nationwide.

The funds, awarded under HUD Supportive Housing programs, will go to organizations that produce accessible housing for, offer rental assistance to and otherwise aid the elderly and those with disabilities. According to HUD, the funding will help more than 4,800 people throughout at least 180 communities nationwide.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $749 million in affordable housing assistance will be offered in the form of grants to nonprofit organizations.

The funds, awarded under HUD Supportive Housing programs, will go to organizations that produce accessible housing for, offer rental assistance to and otherwise aid the elderly and those with disabilities. According to HUD, the funding will help more than 4,800 people throughout at least 180 communities nationwide.

"The Obama Administration is committed to helping our senior citizens and persons with disabilities find an affordable place to live that is close to needed healthcare services and transportation," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

Eligibility for these programs is restricted to low-income households and individuals, and most funds go to those with an income that is less than 30 percent of the median for their area.

Donovan noted the programs are now better able to serve the targeted populations than in the past, thanks to recent changes. Recent reforms and improvements should allow federal grant funding to better coordinate with state and local initiatives, improving the overall impact.

For further reference, check out this source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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