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HUD No. KY11-014
Debra Knight
(502) 618-8129
For Release
Wednesday
November 16, 2011

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES OVER $9 MILLION TO FUND HOUSING FOR VERY LOW-INCOME SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE - Seventy more very low-income senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Kentucky will have access to affordable supportive housing thanks to $9,038,600 in housing assistance announced today by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants will help non-profit organizations produce accessible housing, offer rental assistance, and facilitate supportive services for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

The grant funding awarded under HUD's Sections 202 and 811 Supportive Housing programs will kick start
construction or major rehabilitation for more than 170 housing developments in 42 different states and Puerto Rico. In Kentucky, 70 elderly households and persons with disabilities will be affordably housed with access to needed services. A detailed summary of Kentucky's grants is attached to this release.

"The Obama Administration is committed to helping our senior citizens and persons with disabilities find a decent, affordable place to live that is close to needed healthcare services and transportation," said HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Ed Jennings, Jr. "Recent bipartisan changes to these two supportive housing programs will allow us to better serve some of our more vulnerable populations who would otherwise be struggling to find a safe and decent home of their own."

Kentucky:

Kentucky Section 202 Louisville Catholic Charities of Louisville $3,954,100
Murray Wesley Corporation of Memphis $2,529,100
Kentucky Section 811 Louisville Cedar Lake Lodge Inc $1,151,200
Winchester Bluegrass Regional MH/MR Board Inc $1,404,200
Kentucky Total: $9,038,600

Enacted early this year with strong bipartisan support, the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act and the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act provided needed enhancements and reforms to both programs. Nonprofit grant recipients will now receive federal assistance that is better leveraged and better connected to state and local health care investments, allowing greater numbers of vulnerable elderly and disabled individuals to access the housing they need even more quickly.

Section 202 Capital Advances will provide $545 million nationwide to 97 projects in 42 States and Puerto. In addition to funding the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of multifamily developments, HUD's Section 202 program will also provide $54 million in rental assistance so that residents only pay 30 percent of their adjusted incomes. Section 202 provides very low-income elderly persons 62 years of age or older with the opportunity to live independently in an environment that provides support services to frail elderly resident.

Section 811 Capital Advances will provide $137 million nationwide to assist very low-income persons with disabilities through 92 projects in 35 states. An additional $12.6 million will be available for project rental assistance contracts. Most of the housing supported through the Section 811 Program will be newly constructed, typically small apartment buildings, group homes for three to four persons, or condominium units that are integrated into the larger community. Residents will pay 30 percent of their adjusted income for rent and the federal government will pay the rest.

HUD's Section 811 program provides housing for households with one or more very low-income individuals with a disability. Under this program at least one person must be 18 years or older and have a physical or developmental disability or chronic mental illness. The program provides persons with disabilities the opportunity to live independently in their communities by increasing the supply of rental housing with the availability of supportive services.

HUD provides these funds to non-profit organizations in two forms:

  • Capital Advances. This is funding that covers the cost of developing, acquiring, or rehabilitating the development. Repayment is not required as long as the housing remains available for occupancy by very low-income elderly persons for at least 40 years for (under Section 202) or very low-income persons with disabilities (under Section 811).

  • Project Rental Assistance Contracts. This is funding that goes to each development to cover the difference between the residents' contributions toward rent and the cost of operating the project.

Residents must be "very low-income" with household incomes less than 50 percent of their median for that area. However, most households that receive Section 811 or Section 202 assistance earn less than 30 percent of the median for their area. Generally, this means that a one-person household will have an annual income of about $13,500.

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Kentucky HUD Section 202 and Section 811 Awards

HUD Section 202 - Supportive Housing for the Elderly

Project Location: Louisville, KY
Non-Profit Sponsor: Catholic Charities of Louisville
Capital Advance: $3,632,500
Three-year rental subsidy: $321,600
Number of units: 30

Project Description: The funds will provide for the substantial rehabilitation of the former Most Blessed Sacrament school building into 30 units of affordable housing for the elderly. The site is located in close proximity to medical facilities, transportation, several grocery stores, banks, and recreational facilities. Social activities and supportive services such as transportation, recreation, arts and crafts, health promotion, disease prevention, and senior dance are available to all residents.

Project Location: Murray, KY
Non-Profit Sponsor: Wesley Corporation of Memphis
Capital Advance: $2,314,600
Three-year rental subsidy: $214,500
Number of units: 20

Project Description: The funds will be used to construct 20 one-bedroom units for very low-income elderly persons. The site is located in close proximity to shopping, medical facilities, transportation, places of worship, and recreational facilities. A Service Coordinator is being provided on-site to help residents, particularly frail residents, access available services. Residents will have access to transportation assistance, Meals on Wheels, home health, faith based activities, recreational activities and legal services.

HUD Section 811 - Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities

Project Location: Louisville, KY
Non-Profit Sponsor: Cedar Lake Lodge Inc
Capital Advance: $1,065,400
Three-year rental subsidy: $85,800
Number of units: 9

Project Description: The funds will be used to construct 8 one-bedroom units for very low-income persons with developmental disabilities and a two-bedroom managers unit. Residents will be able to participate in support services such as transportation, vocational assistance, recreation, educational programs, medical management, in-home skills training, financial management, skills development outside the home, and training in personal care and home safety.

Project Location: Winchester, KY
Non-Profit Sponsor: Bluegrass Regional MH/MR Board Inc
Capital Advance: $1,296,800
Three-year rental subsidy: $107,400
Number of units: 11

Project Description: The funds will be used to construct 10 one-bedroom units for very low-income persons with chronic mental illness and a two-bedroom managers unit. The property is located near a wide variety of shopping, services and transportation. Residents will be provided with comprehensive supportive services to encourage self-sufficiency, increase current levels of functioning, improve daily living skills, and to ensure successful community living.

 

 
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