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Lee Jones
(877) 741-3281 ext. 5356
For Release
January 13, 2009

Part of National Announcement of $650 Million in Awards to Help Very Low-Income Elderly & People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the award of $2,209,800
in capital and rent subsidy funds for the construction of 5-unit, affordable housing complexes for independent-living, very low-income elderly in Haines and Togiak, Alaska.

The awards were part of an announcement of more than $650 million in awards nationwide under HUD's Section 202 supportive housing for the very low-income elderly ($525.9 million) and Section 811 supportive housing for very low-income persons with disabilities ($124.5 million). Under both programs, HUD funds provide non-profit developers interest-free capital advances to produce the housing units, rental assistance and supportive services for the
income-eligible residents.

"These grants will help thousands of our nation's very low-income elderly and persons with disabilities find decent housing that they can afford," said HUD Secretary Steve Preston. "Neither group should ever have to worry about being able to find a safe place to live."

The two Alaska winners - Haines Assisted Living, Inc. and Marrulut Enitt Assisted Living, Inc. in Togiak - are
receiving funds under HUD's Section 202 program which provides housing and supportive services for very
low-income persons 62 years and older who can live independently. In addition to receiving capital advance funds
to construct the housing, HUD's Section 202 program subsidizes the rents of senior citizens so they can limit their housing costs to only pay 30 percent of their incomes.

  • Haines Assisted Living, Inc., is receiving a three-year, $102,000 rent subsidy and $1,002,900 in an
    interest-free capital advance funds to construct 5 one-bedroom units for very low income elderly persons
    and one two-bedroom unit for a resident manager. The St. Lucy's Senior Living will contain fully equipped
    kitchens and universal design roll-in showers incorporated into accessible bathrooms. It will immediately abut
    an assisted living facility (ALF) currently under construction. The St. Lucy's residents will be able to>br> participate in that facility's services and activities.

  • Marrulut Enitt Assisted Living is receiving a three-year, $102,000 rent subsidy and a $1,002,900 interest-free capital advance to construct 5 one-bedroom units for very low income elderly persons and one two-bedroom unit for a resident manager (funded by the State of Alaska) in Togiak. Togiak Senior Services will serve independent-living elderly residents, age 62 and over; the units will contain fully equipped kitchens.
    Accessibility standards and amenities are incorporated throughout the design. The residents will be able to
    participate in the local Senior Center activities.


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