December 12, 2003
HUD AWARDS OVER $30 MILLION IN SERVICE COORDINATOR GRANTS TO HELP THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CONTINUE TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AT HOME IN HUD-ASSISTED HOUSING
Muskogee, Oklahoma City, Sapulpa and Tulsa Receive $596,045
FORT WORTH - 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.
A list of the state's grant recipients follows.
"HUD 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 and friends,"
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.
HUD 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.
|Recipient:||Greenleaf Apartments, Ltd.|
|Development Name:||Greenleaf Apartments.|
|Address:||715 York Street|
|# of Units Served:||100|
|Recipient:||Wesley Village Associates|
|Development Name:||Wesley Village|
|Address:||300 NW 12th|
|# of Units Served:||85|
|Recipient:||Bartlett Homes, Inc|
|Development Name:||Bartlett Homes|
|Address:||1008 E. Cleveland|
|# of Units Served:||25|
|Recipient:||Tulsa Housing Assistance Corporation|
|Development Name:||Murdock Villa|
|Address:||828 South Wheeling Avenue|
|# of Units Served:||144|
|Recipient:||American Opportunity Foundation|
|Development Name:||Shadybrook Apartments|
|Address:||4203 South 109 East Avenue|
|# of Units Served:||120|
HUD 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.