On Oct. 12, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Office of Multifamily Housing announced that $212 million in funding is available to expand the supply of affordable housing and supportive services for very-low and extremely-low-income people with disabilities. The funding is available to participants in the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, which helps develop, subsidize, and provide supportive services for rental housing to meet the needs of this vulnerable population.
Through the Section 811 Capital Advance/Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) program, $106 million in capital advances can be used for the development of new or rehabilitation of existing supportive housing, along with project rental subsidies to keep homes affordable.
“MIH is pleased to see HUD support national programs that help people with disabilities attain affordable housing in which they can live dignified lives independently,” said MIH Executive Director Tim Wiens.
“Every American should have the ability to live in affordable housing that caters to their needs. Unfortunately, today, far too many housing options are inaccessible to those with disabilities – and those with the appropriate accommodations are often too expensive,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “This announcement delivers serious progress, making $212 million available to expand housing supply and supportive services for low-income folks with disabilities.”