HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 03-130
Lemar Wooley
(202) 708-0685
For Release
December 3, 2003

Florida Receives $925,794

WASHINGTON - 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.

"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.


Recipient: Fort Myers Presbyterian Communities, Inc.
Development Name: Fort Myers Presbyterian Community
Address: 1925 Virginia Avenue
City: Fort Myers
# of Units Served: 180
Grant Amount: $111,360.00
Grant Number: FL14HS03002

Recipient: Heritage Presbyterian Housing, Inc.
Development Name: Heritage Presbyterian
Address: 10200 122nd Avenue North
City: Largo
# of Units Served: 400
Grant Amount: $115,276.00
Grant Number: FL29HS03001

Recipient: United Teachers of Dade, Inc.
Development Name: Stanley Axlrod UTD Towers
Address: 1809 Brickell Avenue
City: Miami
# of Units Served: 269
Grant Amount: $147,252.00

Recipient: Miami Beach Senior Citizen Housing Development Cor
Development Name: Council Towers North & South
Address: 1040 N. Collins Avenue
City: Miami Beach
# of Units Served: 252
Grant Amount: $168,193.00
Grant Number: FL14HS03003

Recipient: Antioch Development Corp.
Development Name: Antioch Manor
Address: 3850 Country Club Drive
City: Orlando
# of Units Served: 101
Grant Amount: $144,900.00
Grant Number: FL29HS03002

Recipient: Palm Ave Baptist Towers, Inc.
Development Name: Casa De Palma
Address: 302 E Palm Ave
City: Tampa
# of Units Served: 24
Grant Amount: $238,813.00
Grant Number: FL29HS03003

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.


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