HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. KY08-003
Alphonso Jackson, Secretary
Pat Hoban-Moore, Acting Atlanta Regional Director
(404) 331-5001 ext. 2776
For Release
March 14, 2008

Kentucky's $3.5 million in funding will allow seniors, disabled to maintain independence, gives families access to education and training

LOUISVILLE, KY - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $3.5 million to Kentucky public housing authorities and one service agency to assist senior citizens, disabled individuals and families living in public housing across Kentucky.

"This funding helps a wide range of people who live in public housing," said HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson. "It
gives families the resources they need to get the education or training they need to find jobs. It also helps our most vulnerable - seniors and the disabled - with supportive services that allow them to live on their own."

The funding is provided through HUD's Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Program. ROSS grants are awarded to public housing authorities (PHAs), resident organizations or non-profit organizations acting on behalf of residents to encourage self-sufficiency among public housing residents through specialized grants.

ROSS Family and Homeownership grants link residents with supportive services, including education, job and
computer training and homeownership counseling that put families on the track to self-sufficiency. They also can provide families a full array of educational programs, and job readiness as they move along the spectrum of self-sufficiency. So that residents can take advantage of the education and employment services, this funding also matches residents to supportive services such as childcare and transportation. In addition, ROSS funding can
support after-school and summer programs for youth living in public housing. In this way, the program has the potential to serve the whole family. Kentucky agencies were awarded $1.5 million in funding as follows:

Campbellsville Housing and Redevelopment Authority $250,000
Housing Authority of Covington $250,000
Housing Authority of Martin $250,000
Housing Authority of Maysville $250,000
Lebanon Housing Authority $250,000
Louisville Metro Housing Authority $500,000
State Total: $1,750,000

ROSS Elderly and Persons with Disabilities grants provide senior and disabled residents with resources that permit
them to live independently longer, such as health and wellness programs, meal services and transportation to
medical services. The following agencies received funding:

Campbellsville Housing and Redevelopment Authority $250,000
ElderServ, Inc. $250,000
Housing Authority of Covington $250,000
Housing Authority of Martin $250,000
Housing Authority of Maysville $250,000
Housing Authority of Williamsburg $250,000
Lebanon Housing Authority $250,000
State Total: $1,750,000

HUD awarded more than $50 million in grants to assist senior citizens, disabled individuals and families living in public housing across the U.S and Puerto Rico. HUD awarded $33,395,701 to 105 grantees in ROSS Family and Homeownership grants and 60 grantees received $16,651,799 in ROSS Elderly and Persons with Disabilities.

The grants will be distributed to states in this way:

Alabama $2,050,000    Missouri $718,699
Alaska $991,185 Montana $302,139
Arizona $1,268,445 North Carolina $2,382,744
California $4,073,126 North Dakota $599,963
Colorado $599,444 Nebraska $396,771
Connecticut $598,223 New Jersey $1,588,659
District of Columbia $450,000 New York $3,091,384
Florida $1,894,925 Ohio $1,536,038
Georgia $2,400,000 Oklahoma $350,000
Hawaii $375,000 Oregon $250,000
Idaho $250,000 Pennsylvania $2,171,886
Illinois $1,727,253 Puerto Rico $250,000
Indiana $850,000 Rhode Island $560,260
Iowa $204,000 South Carolina $750,000
Kansas $250,000 South Dakota $250,000
Kentucky $3,500,000 Tennessee $1,669,804
Louisiana $250,000 Texas $1,748,042
Maine $1,108,306 Virginia $1,575,000
Maryland $1,706,429 Washington $1,849,915
Massachusetts $1,200,000 West Virginia $250,000
Michigan $249,000 Wisconsin $1,160,860
Mississippi $600,000    


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 and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the
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For further information contact:
     Deborah Knight, HUD Louisville Office Public Affairs Coordinator, at (502) 618-8129.


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