HUD Archives: News Releases


HUD No. 07-004
Donna White
(202) 708-0685
For Release
Thursday
January 18, 2007

HUD ANNOUNCES NEARLY $9 MILLION TO ASSIST ELDERLY, DISABLED
Public Housing Authority of Butte, Montana Receives $98,500

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $8,796,564 in grants today to
32 public housing agencies and non-profit organizations across the country for supportive services that help elderly and disabled public housing residents.

"Thousands of elderly and disabled public housing residents rely on these grants to assist them in maintaining an independent lifestyle," said HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson. "In some cases, these grants are the bridge to help
our seniors and those with disabilities to live a life that allows them to fully participate in their communities and
enjoy a wide range of opportunities."

The funding is from HUD's Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Elderly/Persons with Disabilities
Program
, which public housing authorities, resident associations and non-profit organizations compete for annually. The grants enable these entities to hire project coordinators to work with elderly residents and those with
disabilities to link them with supportive services available in their communities, such as transportation, health and wellness programs, and nutritious meal services, allowing these individuals or families to live independently longer.

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 Internet
and espanol.hud.gov.

ALABAMA $350,000 NORTH CAROLINA $250,000
ARIZONA $375,000 NEW HAMPSHIRE $269,362
CALIFORNIA $350,000 NEW JERSEY $776,066
GEORGIA $375,000 NEW YORK $933,640
HAWAII $388,522 OHIO $622,487
ILLINOIS $300,000 PENNSYLVANIA $240,000
INDIANA $350,000 TEXAS $657,311
KANSAS $240,000 VERMONT $498,750
KENTUCKY $318,032 WASHINGTON $375,000
MICHIGAN $164,734 WISCONSIN $375,000
MISSISSIPPI $250,000 WEST VIRGINIA $239,160
MONTANA $98,500  

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