The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the award of over $54.7 million in capital advance and project rental assistance grants to 15 organizations.
These awards will help to expand the supply of affordable rental housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. The capital advance awards will support integrated, affordable housing by providing funding to develop permanent supportive rental housing through HUD’s Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, while project rental assistance awards go to subsidize rents for extremely low-income persons with disabilities.
“HUD is committed to helping very low-income persons with disabilities with housing options that provide meaningful choices about housing, health care, and long-term services and support so they can participate fully in community life,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “The Trump Administration has strongly supported our efforts to serve this population, including supporting the almost $150 million in HUD grants, and making $15 million in supplemental funds available under the CARES Act to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.”
The grants were awarded to organizations that will create permanent supportive housing models at the forefront of design, service delivery, and efficient federal resources use. Awardees must promote long-term housing security and facilitate community integration of persons with disabilities.
“These awards reinforce our dedication to expanding the supply of affordable rental housing for persons with disabilities,” said Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Dana Wade. “The development of new rental housing and subsidies for residents will expand their options to live with independence within the community in a more integrated environment.”
The following grantees received awards for Capital Advance Awards:
|Mission First Housing Development
|Appalachian Housing and Redevelopment Corporation
|Way Station, Inc.
|Interfaith Residence dba DOORWAYS
|Accessible Space, Inc.
|Hispanic Association of Contractor of Enterprises (H.A.C.E)
The following grantees received awards for Project Rental Assistance Awards:
|Washington State Department of Commerce
|Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
|Virginia Housing Development Authority
|Ohio Housing Finance Agency
|Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
|Georgina Housing and Finance Authority
|New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
HUD provides rental assistance to more than 35,000 households through its Section 811 program. The program supports:
Increasing the supply of accessible rental housing units for individuals with disabilities by integrating these units within existing, new, or renovated multifamily developments.
Creating useful, successful, and sustainable partnerships between state housing agencies and state Health and Human Services/Medicaid agencies to provide permanent housing for persons with disabilities with access to appropriate supportive services; and
They are identifying innovative and replicable ways of using and leveraging Project Rental Assistance funds.