Federal Government Awards $54.7 Million to Expand New Rental Housing for Extremely Low-Income Persons with Disabilities

houses and housingCredit: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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, 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 for the development of permanent supportive rental housing through HUD’s Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, while project rental assistance awards are used 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.”

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The grants were awarded to organizations that will create permanent supportive housing models that will be at the forefront of design, service delivery and efficient use of federal resources. 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.”

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 effective, 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
  • Identifying innovative and replicable ways for using and leveraging Project Rental Assistance funds.
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The following grantees received awards for Capital Advance Awards:

Recipient City State
Award Amount
EAH, Inc. San Rafael CA
Mission First Housing Development Washington DC
Appalachian Housing and Redevelopment Corporation Rome GA
Way Station, Inc. Frederick MD
Interfaith Residence dba DOORWAYS St. Louis MO
Allies, Inc. Hamilton NJ
Accessible Space, Inc. Saint Paul MN
Hispanic Association of Contractor of Enterprises (H.A.C.E) Philadelphia PA

The following grantees received awards for Project Rental Assistance Awards:

Washington State Department of Commerce Olympia WA
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Lanham MD
Virginia Housing Development Authority Richmond VA
Ohio Housing Finance Agency Columbus OH
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Madison WI
Georgina Housing and Finance Authority Atlanta GA
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority Albuquerque NM

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