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HUD to provide affordable housing and support community living for non-elderly people with disabilities, Gives $24.7 Million

HUD grants $24.7 Million to foster affordable housing, enabling community living for non-elderly individuals with disabilities.

January 4, 2023

Washington- The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) comes forward to help non-elderly people with disabilities get access to permanent housing by giving $24.7 Million grants to 98 local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across the country. With these grants, the PHAs can house 2210 families which in turn support community integration for persons with disabilities.

HUD’s Secretary, Marcia L. Fudge said, “People with disabilities deserve access to affordable housing that meets their needs. Today’s funding is an important step forward – one that will help more persons with disabilities serve as fully integrated members of their communities and allow them to live independently and with dignity.”

HUD’s Section 811 mainstream housing choice voucher program offers funds to housing agencies to assist the non-elderly people with disabilities with housing assistance. The housing assistance will only be available to non-elderly people with disabilities who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The mainstream partners of PHAs tend to assist with the application and housing search process and includes the Centers for Independent Living, state protection and advocacy agencies, Medicaid agencies, and Continuums of Care.

HUD awarded both new vouchers and extraordinary administrative fees to help PHAs address rental market conditions posing challenges with mainstream leasing. Around $5 Million was awarded to 88 PHAs which in turn can be used to support housing search and leasing up eligible applicants along with easing costs related to recruitment and support of participating owners. With this, the PHAs can improve their processes so that it becomes easy for the families to use the mainstream voucher.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Awards $24.7 Million To Provide Affordable Housing To Support Community Living For Non-Elderly People With Disabilities”. HUD, January 4, 2023,

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