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HUD No. 10-214
Donna White
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Friday
October1, 2010
HUD PROVIDES RENTAL ASSISTANCE TO 4,300 PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that thousands of non-elderly Americans with disabilities will receive housing assistance to enable them to access affordable housing. Public housing authorities across the U.S. will distribute approximately 4,300 rental assistance vouchers to this population.
HUD is awarding nearly $33 million to fund these vouchers through its Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities Program. For a local breakdown of the rental vouchers announced today, see attached chart.
The grants announced today are part of the $40 million HUD made available last April to help public housing authorities across the country fund rental vouchers for non-elderly persons with disabilities. PHAs could apply for funding under the following categories:
  • Category I – These vouchers will be used by non-elderly individuals with disabilities and their families access affordable housing in a community that adequately meets their needs. Today’s announcement is for this category.
  • Category II – Up to 1,000 vouchers will be specifically targeted for non-elderly individuals with disabilities currently living in nursing homes and other health care institutions move into the community with rental assistance. This category will be announced later this year.
Last year, as part of President Obama’s Year of Community Living initiative, HUD and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a joint effort to provide housing support for non-elderly persons with disabilities. The interagency collaboration is intended to allow persons with disabilities to live productive independent lives in their communities rather than in institutional settings. This announcement represents the first phase of the joint effort.

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Fiscal Year 2010 Rental Assistance for
Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities Program Voucher Awards


State Public Housing Authority Funding Amount Vouchers Funded
CALIFORNIA
City of Anaheim Housing Authority $1,081,464 100
Housing Authority City of Napa $784,584 100
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana $1,071,816 100
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara $1,060,692 100
Imperial Valley Housing Authority $434,712 100
Pasadena Community Development Commission $497,412 60
Roseville Housing Authority $484,020 75
State Subtotal: $5,414,700 635
COLORADO
Fort Collins Housing Authority $763,848 100
Housing Authority City of Boulder dba Boulder Housing Partne $763,572 100
State Subtotal: $1,527,420 200
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
District of Columbia Housing Authority $2,529,288 200
State Subtotal: $2,529,288 200
FLORIDA
Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce $706,440 100
The Housing Authority of the City of Titusville $320,784 50
State Subtotal: $1,027,224 150
IDAHO
Idaho Housing and Finance Association $904,968 200
State Subtotal: $904,968 200
KENTUCKY
Cumberland Valley Regional Housing Authority $403,680 100
Kentucky Housing Corporation $732,510 150
State Subtotal: $1,136,190 250
MASSACHUSETTS
Brockton Housing Authority $1,037,904 100
Lynn Housing Authority Neighborhood Development $620,857 65
Malden Housing Authority $577,332 50
State Subtotal: $2,236,093 215
MARYLAND
Carroll County, Commissioners of $836,628 100
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, MD $2,063,597 160
State Subtotal: $2,900,225 260
MINNESOTA
Housing Redevelopment Authority of Todd County $73,689 25
State Subtotal: $73,689 25
NORTH CAROLINA
Chatham County Housing Authority $332,820 50
Gastonia Housing Authority $586,200 100
State Subtotal: $919,020 150
NEBRASKA
Kearney Housing Authority $109,865 30
State Subtotal: $109,865 30
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Keene Housing Authority $876,288 100
Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority $812,736 100
State Subtotal: $1,689,024 200
NEW JERSEY
Housing Authority of the City of Jersey City $1,826,760 200
Hunterdon, County of, Division of Housing $489,078 50
State Subtotal: $2,315,838 250
NEW YORK
City of Utica Section 8 Program $420,660 100
State Subtotal: $420,660 100
OHIO
Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority $450,804 100
Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority $594,252 100
Fayette Metropolitan Housing Authority $212,202 50
Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority $592,068 100
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority $801,847 140
State Subtotal: $2,651,173 490
PUERTO RICO
Municipality of Vega Alta $256,128 50
State Subtotal: $256,128 50
RHODE ISLAND
Bristol Housing Authority $168,498 25
Warren Housing Authority $180,993 25
State Subtotal: $349,491 50
TENNESSEE
Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency $592,548 100
State Subtotal: $592,548 100
TEXAS
City of Amarillo $289,087 53
State Subtotal: $289,087 53
VIRGINIA
Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority $557,820 100
Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority $371,022 50
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority $1,192,986 150
Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority $819,903 93
PWC, Office of Housing and Community Development $840,882 70
State Subtotal: $3,782,613 463
VERMONT
Barre Housing Authority $287,220 50
Vermont State Housing Authority $1,171,368 200
State Subtotal: $1,458,588 250
GRAND TOTAL: $32,583,832 4321