May 18, 2010
HUD AWARDS $820,646 TO HELP CONNECTICUT ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CONTINUE TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AT HOME
BOSTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced $820,646 in Service Coordinator grants to provide more than 462 low-income frail elderly and residents with disabilities in federally supported housing with assistance to identify and receive health care, meals and other critical support services in Connecticut. Please see below for a list of CT funded agencies.
"The Obama Administration is helping older Americans and those with disabilities get the housing they need and the grants announced today give added assistance by helping to provide the services that will enable them to remain in their homes, living independently, connected to their communities and friends," said Donovan.
These grants are directed to owners of privately owned multifamily 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.
Total # of Grants: 4
Total Amount Awarded: $820,646
CT Grant Recipients:
Recipient: Underwood Associates Limited Partnership
Property Name: Underwood Elderly
Address: 25 Laurel Street
# Assisted Units: 136
Recipient: Lyme’s Elderly Housing, Inc.
Property Name: Lymewood Elderly
Address: 249 Boston Post Road
City: Old Lyme
# Assisted Units: 20
Recipient: BC Exchange Place LLC
Property Name: Exchange Place Towers
Address: 44 Center Street
# Assisted Units: 150
Recipient: Nottingham Towers Investors, LLC
Property Name: Nottingham Towers
Address: 31 Nottingham Terrace
# Assisted Units: 156
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.