|HUD No. 03-010
(601) 965-4700 ext. 2110
December 3, 2003
HUD AWARDS OVER $30 MILLION TO HELP THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH
DISABILITIES CONTINUE TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AT HOME
Mississippi Receives $170,433
JACKSON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez
today announced $30.9 million in service coordinator grants to provide
more than 23,000 low-income elderly and residents with disabilities
in federally supported housing with assistance to identify and receive
health care, meals and other critical support services.
See attached for Mississippi grant recipients.
"HUD is helping older Americans and those with disabilities
get the housing they need and these grants will help provide the
services that will enable them to remain in their homes, connected
to their communities and friends,"
said Secretary Martinez.
The grants are directed to owners of private housing developments
in 42 states and the District of Columbia that receive money from
HUD to house low-income individuals. The owners or their management
companies then either
hire or contract service coordinators with backgrounds in providing social services, especially to the frail elderly and people with disabilities, to assist their residents with special needs.
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.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 35 million people age 65 years or older in the U.S. in 2000, and it estimates that by 2050 that number will climb to 80 million.
Each year, HUD provides rental assistance to approximately 1.5 million elderly low-income households so that they may live in decent, safe and affordable homes.
The grants are:
|District of Columbia||
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.
|Development Name:||Delhaven Manor Apartments|
|Address:||3590 Albermarle Rd.|
|# of Units Served:||104|
|Recipient:||The Columbia Property Group, Inc.|
|Development Name:||St. Francis Apartments|
|Address:||315 Lumber St.|
|# of Units Served:||40|
|State MS:||2 grants $170,433 2 apartments 144 units|