|HUD No. 06-ID-02
January 26, 2006
HUD AWARDS OVER $140,000 T0 EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY
Grant will help elderly in Samaritan Village I continue to live independently
BOISE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a $140,887.92 service
coordinator grant to Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. The grant will help low-income elderly or disabled residents in Samaritan Village I, which is federally supported housing, to identify and secure health care, meals and other critical support services.
"HUD is already helping older Americans and those with disabilities get the housing they need by providing supportive housing grants. Now these additional grants will help coordinate the services that will enable them to remain in their home, connected to their community and friends," said Constance Hogland, HUD Boise Office Director.
The Service Coordinator Program provides funding for the employment of Service Coordinators in insured and
assisted housing developments that are designed for the elderly and persons with disabilities. A service coordinator
is a social service staff person hired or contracted by the development's owner or Management Company. The coordinator is responsible for assuring that elderly residents, especially those who are frail or at risk, and those
non-elderly residents with disabilities are linked to the specific supportive services they need to continue living independently in that development.
HUD notes that as the U.S. population ages and the number of older Americans grows, there will be an increased
need for programs to help the elderly continue living independently in their homes.
HUD is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans, supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as
enforces the nation’s fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet