HUD Awards Over $500 Thousand Dollars to Provide Affordable Housing to People with Disabilities in Wisconsin
NEW vouchers to provide permanent housing to additional 40 Wisconsin low-income disabled residents
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $98.5 million to 285 local public housing authorities across the country to provide permanent affordable housing to nearly 12,000 additional non-elderly persons with disabilities including $561,387 and 40 vouchers to serve four Public Housing Agencies in Wisconsin.
The housing assistance announced today is provided through the HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program which provides funding to housing agencies to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings; at serious risk of institutionalization; homeless; or at risk of becoming homeless.
“HUD is committed to making sure people with disabilities have a decent, safe and affordable place to call home,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Working closely with our local partners, we help residents with disabilities live independently and fully enjoy the use of their homes.”
“Section 811 provides critically important affordable housing serving the most vulnerable individuals with disabilities across the state,” said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph P. Galvan. “It will promote independence and diversion from costly institutionalization and will prevent homelessness.”
This program helps to further the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act by helping persons with disabilities live in the most integrated setting. The program also encourages partnerships with health and human service agencies with a demonstrated capacity to coordinate voluntary services and supports to enable individuals to live independently in the community.
|Public Housing Agency||City||Vouchers||Amount|
|Kenosha Housing Authority||Kenosha||28||$185,560|
|Sauk Co. Housing Authority||Baraboo||14||$66,065|
|Housing Authority of Winnebago County||Oshkosh||11||$41,307|
|Milwaukee Co DHHS – Housing Division||Milwaukee||40||$268,455|
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov. You can also connect with HUD on social media or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s Email List.
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