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HUD MAKES AVAILABLE $85 MILLION TO FUND HOUSING
FOR EXTREMELY LOW-INCOME PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
New Section 811 demonstration links state housing agencies with state Medicaid agencies
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development makes $85 million available to state housing agencies to provide affordable supportive housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. This is the first time in the history of HUD’s Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program that funding will be offered to state housing agencies that meet new eligibility criteria, including having a partnership with a state health and human services and Medicaid agency to provide essential support and services. The Notice of Funding for the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance was posted on Grants.gov today here.
Entities have until July 31, 2012 to apply for funding, which is expected to provide housing for 2,800 extremely low-income persons with disabilities.
“The reforms the Obama Administration has made to the Section 811 program will strengthen HUD’s efforts to provide affordable, supportive housing to thousands of the most vulnerable low-income persons with disabilities,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “HUD and the Department of Health and Human Services are also seizing the opportunity to support innovative state-level strategies to transform and increase the availability of affordable housing, matched with needed services and supports, that will help keep people with disabilities out of institutions and integrated into the community.”