HUD No. KY03-1210
(502) 582-6163 ext. 203
December 3, 2003
HUD AWARDS OVER $30 MILLION TO HELP THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH
DISABILITIES CONTINUE TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AT HOME
Kentucky Receives $551,644 For 357 Units
LOUISVILLE - 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.
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
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.
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.
Kentucky was awarded four grants totaling $551,644 for four projects, which will include 357 units. The Kentucky grant recipients are:
Name: September Place Retirement Village
# of Units Served: 61
Grant Amount: $87,376.00
Name: California Square One
# of Units Served: 101
Grant Amount: $153,065.00
Name: Portland Plaza Apartments
# of Units Served: 71
Grant Amount: $165,112.00
Name: Wilderness Trail
# of Units Served: 124
Grant Amount: $146,091.00
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.