Mark J. Brezina
October 28, 2004
BUSH ADMINISTRATION AWARDS $1.32 MILLION TO HELP THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN TENNESSEE CONTINUE TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AT HOME
KNOXVILLE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced $1.329 million in service coordinator grants to help Tennesseelow-income elderly and residents with disabilities in federally supported housing with assistance to identify and receive health care, meals and other critical support services.
"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 HUD Acting Regional Director, Sharron J. Kelly.
The grants are directed to owners of private housing developments 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 Tennessee grants went to 7 recipients for 7 projects (1,185 units) totaling $1,329.925 as follows:
Recipient: Clinton II, L.P.
Development Name: Clinton Towers
Address: 150 Charles Seiver Blvd
# of Units Served: 149
Grant Amount: $170,939
Grant Number: TN37HS04001
Recipient: Watauga II, LP
Development Name: Watauga Square
Address: 503 West Watauga Avenue
City: Johnson City
# of Units Served: 102
Grant Amount: $175,124
Grant Number: TN37HS04005
Recipient: Maple Oak II, LP
Development Name: Maple Oak Apartments
Address: 818 Oak Street
# of Units Served: 175
Grant Amount: $167,204
Grant Number: TN37HS04002
Recipient: Ashton Loudon, LLC
Development Name: Loudon Gardens Apartments
Address: 300 Clyde Street
# of Units Served: 50
Grant Amount: $120,958.44
Grant Number: TN37HS04003
Recipient: Memphis II, LP
Development Name: Memphis Towers
Address: 1081 Court Avenue
# of Units Served: 306
Grant Amount: $339,137
Grant Number: TN43HS04001
Recipient: Benchmark Rockwood Village Associates, LP
Development Name: Rockwood Village Apartments
Address: 601 S Chamberlain Avenue
# of Units Served: 125
Grant Amount: $200,095
Grant Number: TN37HS04004
Recipient: Summit Towers II
Development Name: Summit Towers
Address: 201 Locust Street
# of Units Served: 278
Grant Amount: $156,468
Grant Number: TN37HS04006
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and 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 and espanol.hud.gov.