|HUD No. 07-03
January 18, 2007
HUD ANNOUNCES NEARLY $1 MILLION TO ASSIST NEW YORK'S ELDERLY AND DISABLED
Ithaca, White Plains, and Rochester to receive HUD Funding
NEW YORK - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a total of $933,640 in grants today
to the Ithaca and White Plains Housing Authorities plus the Catholic Family Center in Rochester. The monies are
part of nearly $9 million awarded nationwide to 32 public housing authorities and non-profit organizations across
the country for supportive services that help elderly and disabled public housing residents. Specifically, the Ithaca Housing Authority will receive $333,640, the White Plains Housing Authority $225,000, and the Catholic Family
"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 life in a manner 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 funds public housing authorities, resident associations and non-profit organizations annually. The grants enable these entities to hire project coordinators to work with elderly residents and those with disabilities
to link them supportive services available in their communities. Services provided include transportation, health and wellness programs, and meal services to meet nutritional needs. These services allow 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 as
well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.