HUD No. 04-OR-15
November 4, 2004
HUD AWARDS $144,568 TO HELP THE DISABLED AT MUMFORD HOUSE IN CORVALLIS CONTINUE TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AT HOME
PORTLAND - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a $144,568 service coordinator
grant to help low-income disabled residents of Mumford House, an 8-unit federally supported housing complex in Corvallis, with assistance to identify and receive health care, meals and other critical support services.
Mumford House is located at 1675 NW Division Street. The grant was made to the Home Life, Inc.
"HUD is helping older Americans and those with disabilities get the housing they need and this grant will help provide the services that will enable them to remain in their homes, connected to their communities and friends," said Tom Cusack, HUD Portland Field Office Director.
The grants are directed to owners of private housing developments 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 and disabled live independently in their homes.
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.