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HUD Funds Housing and Rental Assistance for Elderly and Disabled

HUD Funds Housing and Rental Assistance for Elderly and Disabled.  Information Bulletin # 346 (12/1)

 

HUD recently announced the non-profit recipients by State and City that have been awarded 2011 grants for construction, rehabilitation and rental assistance. These grants were pursuant to the Frank Melville Supportive

Housing Investment Act for disabled individuals and the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act.

 

There will be 3829 units of housing for the elderly under Section 202 and 984 units for persons with disabilities under Section 811..

 

HUD allocated $545m in capital funds and $54m in rental assistance (vouchers to supplement rent) for these 3,829 units for the elderly. HUD allocated $137m in capital funds and $13m in rental assistance for these 984 units for persons with disabilities.

 

The capital funds are "federal assistance" so that Section 504 applies. Federal assistance "triggers accessibility" requirements in both the Section 202 and the 811 developments. Make sure these units are built accessible for persons with physical and sensory disabilities.

 

In addition to the capital funds, there are Project-based Rental Assistance Contracts. Unlike tenant-based rental assistance (vouchers which supplement the persons rental payments) where the person controls the housing voucher, Project-based vouchers are attached to the units -- not the individual.

 

According to the HUD release, the Project-based Rental Assistance is funding "to cover the difference between the residents' contributions toward rent and the cost of operating the project." Residents of the units must be "very low income" -- with most households having less than 30 percent of the median income.

 

While this is great, please remember that persons on SSI are far below the 30 percent of the median income; persons on SSI are about at 18% of the median incomes. It is important for advocates to ensure that lowest income persons with disabilities, i.e., those on SSI, will actually -- not theoretically - reside in those units. If the Project-based rental

assistance covers persons on SSI, then "affordability" will be satisfied.

If not, then advocates must take on this issue.

 

The HUD press release announcing these awards noted that the nonprofit grant recipients will receive federal assistance for "vulnerable" elderly and disabled persons. While it is not crystal clear, it looks like almost

all of these 202 and 811 projects will be segregated because the units will be buildings with only elderly and/or only disabled. They are not in "integrated" housing.

 

Obviously, elderly and disabled persons need "accessible, affordable" housing and these grants should achieve this. Advocates should contact the Grantees listed below so that persons on SSI are on the top of any waiting list for these units.

 

Here are the recipients:

 

Section 202 Grant Awards 2011

 

STATE CITY GRANTEE

 

Arkansas Hamburg -8 units Community Directions, Inc.

McGehee-12 units Community Directions, Inc.

Paragould-12 units Paragould Housing Development Corp

 

California Duarte -43 Southern California Presbyterian Homes

Fresno -68 Southern California Presbyterian Homes

Gardena -33 WASET, Inc.

Los Angeles - 75 Retirement Housing Foundation

Los Angeles -80 Retirement Housing Foundation

Oroville -50 Petaluma Ecumenical Properties

Petaluma -43 Petaluma Ecumenical Properties

San Diego -30 BRIDGE Housing Corporation

San Francisco -98 Tenderloin Neighborhood Dev. Corp.

 

Connecticut Canaan -10 Geer Corporation

Southington -40 Mutual Housing Assoc of S Central CT

 

Delaware Wilmington -26 Ingleside Ho, Inc

Wilmington -35 The Minister of Caring Inc

 

Florida Cocoa -68 Presbyterian Retirement Communities

Labelle -29 Rural Neighborhoods, Incorporated

Miami -50 CODEC, Inc.

Pompano Beach-62 Archdiocese of Miami

St. Petersburg -68 Diocese of St. Petersburg

 

Georgia Atlanta -44 Mercy Housing Southeast

Harlem -8 Georgia Rehabilitation Institute, Inc.

Waycross -14 VOA Southeast, Inc.

 

Illinois Chicago -43 St Edmunds Redevelopment Corp

Chicago -63 Catholic Charities Housing Development Corp

Chicago -24 Catholic Charities Housing Development Corp

Chicago -34 Elderly Housing Development & Operations Corp

Chicago -43 Englewood Cooperative Apartments

Pittsfield -15 W Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging

 

Iowa Burlington -15W Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging

 

Kansas Wichita -24 Mental Health Assn of S Central Kansas, Inc.

 

Kentucky Louisville -30 Catholic Charities of Louisville

Murray-20 Wesley Corporation of Memphis

 

Louisiana Shreveport -50 Volunteers of America National Services

 

Maine Waterville -20 Diocesan Bureau of Housing, Inc.

Waterville-20 Diocesan Bureau of Housing, Inc.

 

Maryland Baltimore -86 CSI Support and Development Services

Baltimore -57 Associated Jewish Fed

Baltimore -60 Associated Catholic Charities

Emmitsburg -31 Ho for America, Inc.

 

Massachusetts Boston -40 Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services Inc

Tewksbury-33 Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.

Winthrop -27 EBCDC, Inc.

 

Michigan Detroit -50 Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

East Jordan- 10 Northern Homes Community Development Corp.

Pontiac -77 CSI Support & Development Services

Stephenson -14 Stephenson Non Profit Housing Corporation

 

Minnesota Chaska -54 Aeon

Minneapolis-60 CommonBond Communities

Rochester -40 CommonBond Communities

St. Paul -50 Episcopal Corp. for the Elderly

 

Missouri St. Louis -45 National Church Residences

St. Louis -31 Lutheran Senior Services

 

Nebraska Papillion -40 Immanuel

 

New Hampshire Lancaster -20 SNHS Management Corporation

Manchester -16 SNHS Management Corporation

 

New Jersey Garwood -72 Westfield Senior City Housing Corp

Lyndhurst -50 The Domus Corp

Millstone -10 Affordable Housing Alliance, Inc

 

New York Amherst -50 Menorah Campus Inc

Bronx -79 Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

Jamaica -73 The Jamaica Hospital

Brooklyn 81 East Brooklyn Churches Sponsoring Committee

Henrietta -40 Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation Inc

New Rochelle -32 UGC Foundation Inc.

Syracuse -24 Loretto Management Corporation

Yonkers -72 Westhab, Inc.

 

North Carolina Hendersonville -24 Housing Assistance Corporation

Lexington -30 United Church Homes & Services Inc.

Winston-Salem-12 NC Housing Foundation Inc.

 

North Dakota Grand Forks -30 Valley Homes and Services

 

Ohio Cincinnati -96 Sal Army, a NY Corp

Cincinnati -15 Over-the-Rhine Community Housing

Dayton -40 St. Mary Development Corporation

Hubbard -34 TRUMBULL COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Maples Heights -38 CLEVELAND HOUSING NETWORK, INC.

Whitehall -32 Columbus Housing Partnership, Inc.

 

Pennsylvania Butler -25 Comm Action Partnership of Mercer Co

Natrona Heights-40 Comm Action Partnership of Mercer Co

Philadelphia -40 Intercommunity Action, Inc

Philadelphia -49 Phila. Pres Ho & Ser for the Aging

 

Puerto Rico Utuado -32 PathStone Community Devel. Corp. of PR

 

Rhode Island North Kingstown-16 Church Community Housing Corp.

Pawtucket -20 The ARC of Blackstone Valley, Inc.

 

South Carolina Elloree-10 Orangeburg City Council on Aging

 

Tennessee Oak Ridge -24 CRDC

 

Texas Dallas-36 Juliette Fowler Homes, Inc.

Houston-41 Avenue Community Development Corporation

Houston-61 Retirement Housing Foundation

San Antonio-33 Merced Housing Texas

San Antonio-49 Retirement Housing Foundation

 

Vermont Burlington -28 Cathedral Square Corp.

 

Washington Bremerton -65 ABHOW

Colville-14 Shalom Ecumenical Center

Seattle-51 Low Income Housing Institute

Walla Walla -13 Blue Mountain Action Council

 

TOTAL

 

Section 811 Grant Awards 2011

 

STATE CITY GRANTEE

 

Alabama Dothan -8 units Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

 

Alaska Fairbanks -8 units Fairbanks Resource Agency

Soldotna -8 units Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiatives

 

Arkansas Hamburg -12 Community Directions, Inc.

Harrison -10 Boone County Special Services

Little Rock -14 Easter Seals Arkansas

 

California Marina -21 Interim, Inc.

Reseda -6 San Fernando Valley Assoc for Retard

San Francisco -14 Mercy Housing California

San Francisco -16 Mercy Housing California

Van Nuys -25 Homes for Life Foundation

 

Colorado Broomfield -6 Imagine!

Steamboat Springs-8 Horizons Specialized Services, Inc

 

Connecticut New London -12 The Connection Fund, Inc

 

Florida Chipley -15 Goodwill Industries - Big Bend

Clearwater-14 Boley Centers, Inc.

Clewiston-14 Goodwill Industries of SW FL

Cocoa-7 Abilities of Florida Inc.

Ft. Myers-14 Goodwill Industries of SW FL

Lake City-14 Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.

 

Georgia Augusta -12 Georgia Rehabilitation Institute, Inc.

Austell-4 Right In The Community, Inc.

Austell-4 Right In The Community, Inc.

Milledgeville-12 Georgia Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

Oglethorpe-5 Camellia Manor, Inc

Reynolds-5 The Water Oaks, Inc

 

Idaho Coeur d Alene-14 St. Vincent de Paul Salvage Bureau

 

Illinois Alton -12 Wellspring Resources

Crete-6 SouthStar Services

Freeport-25 Accessible Space, INC

Joliet-6 Cornerstone Services Inc

Shorewood-6 Cornerstone Services Inc

Shorewood-6 Cornerstone Services Inc

 

Indiana Griffith -15 Southlake Center for Mental Health, Inc.

 

Kentucky Louisville-9 Cedar Lake Lodge Inc

Winchester-11 Bluegrass Regional MH/MR Board Inc

 

Louisiana Sulphur-9 Calcasieu Association for Retarded Citizens

 

Maine Lewiston-2 John F. Murphy Homes, Inc.

Mechanic Falls-2 John F. Murphy Homes, Inc.

 

Maryland Frederick- 8 Way Station

Germantown-10 Vesta, Inc.

Takoma Park-7 Montgomery County Coalition

 

Massachusetts Haverhill-5 Career Resources

Westfield-5 The Association for Community Living

Westfield-5 The Association for Community Living

 

Michigan Auburn Hills-15 Community Housing Network

Port Huron-12 Innovative Housing Development Corporation

 

Mississippi Louisville-14 Focus Outreach Community Development Corp.

 

Missouri Branson-15 Dignity Now, Inc.

Cuba-14 Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

Farmington-14 East Missouri Action Agency, Inc.

Kansas City-15 reStart Inc.

 

Nebraska Bellevue-11 Sheltering Tree, Inc.

 

New Jersey Absecon-8 CARING, Inc

Blackwood-6 Collaborative Supp Program of NJ Inc

Blackwood-8 Collaborative Supp Program of NJ Inc

Egg Harbord Township-10 ARC of Atlantic Co, Inc

Middletown-8 Allies, Inc

 

New York Bronx-14 UCP Assn. of New York State, Inc.

Cheektowaga-7 Community Services for the Development Dis Inc

East Meadow-12 Nassau Assn. for Help of Ret. Children, Inc.

Hamburg-12 Suburban Adult Services

Lake Grove-15 Options for Community Living, Inc.

 

North Carolina Chapel Hill-6 The Arc of North Carolina, Inc.

Charlotte-13 Catholic Diocese of Charlotte Housing Corp.

Charlotte-8 The Affordable Housing Group of NC Inc

King-12 Christian Village, Inc.

Monroe-5 The Arc of North Carolina, Inc.

Shelby-15 Reinvestment in Communities of Gaston County

 

Ohio Bellefontaine-13 Housing Service Alliance

TOLEDO-12 Luther Home of Mercy

WAUSEON-12 Filling Memorial Home of Mercy, Inc.

 

Oklahoma Muskogee-10 Greater Muskogee Comm Found

 

Oregon Portland-14 Robison Jewish Home (dba Cedar Sinai

 

Pennsylvania Philadelphia-7 Columbus Property Management & Development

Spring City-9 KenCrest Centers

 

Rhode Island North Smithfield-8 NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley

Providence-10 AIDS Care Ocean State

Westerly-10 Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

 

Tennessee Knoxville-9 Breakthrough Corporation

 

Texas Austin-10 Easter Seals Central Texas

Beaumont-15 Spindletop MHMRServices

Cleveland-15 Tri-County Mental Health M. Retardation Ser.

 

Virginia Gloucester-12 Middle Peninsula- Northern Neck Comm. Ser.

 

Washington Kennewick- 15 Shalom Ecumenical Center

Seattle -21 Community Psychiatric Clinic

Seattle-6 Plymouth Healing Communities

Spokane-15 Community Frameworks

 

West Virginia Charleston-14 Human Resource Development and Employment

 

Wisconsin Madison-11 Movin' Out, INC

Waukesha-8 Hebron House of Hospitality, INC

Waukesha-8 Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin a

TOTAL

 

Steve Gold, The Disability Odyssey continues

 

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