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May 14, 2010
PRIVATELY-OWNED AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLEXES IN IDAHO, OREGON WASHINGTON STATE WIN $745,386 IN HUD GRANTS TO HELP ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CONTINUE TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AT HOME
Five Complexes with 386 assisted units in Boise, Milwaukie, Seattle, Tumwater and Vancover win competitive service coordinator grants
SEATTLE, WA - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced $745,386 million in HUD Service Coordinator grants to five, privately-owned, HUD-assisted affordable housing complexes in Idaho, Oregon
and Washington to help low-income frail elderly and residents with disabilities receive health care, meals and other critical support services that would allow them to continue living independently.
Nationally, today HUD awarded $32.7 million in Service Coordinator grants to complexes in 40 states.
"The Obama Administration is helping older Americans and those with disabilities get the housing they need and the grants announced today give added assistance by helping to provide the services that will enable them to remain in their homes, living independently, connected to their communities and friends," said Donovan.
HUD-assisted affordable rental housing complexes in the Northwest winning grants today include:
|STATE||CITY||PROPERTY NAME||ASSISTED UNITS||ADDRESS||GRANT AMOUNT||GRANT RECIPIENT|
|IDAHO||BOISE||FRANKLIN GROVE APARTMENTS||40||4929 Franklin Rd||$147,839||NWRECC Idaho Affordable Housing Preservation LP|
|OREGON||MILWAUKIE||KING BELL APARTMENTS||61||10005 SE Bell Ave||$116,805||King Bell Associates|
|WASHINGTON||SEATTLE||CHANCERY PLACE||84||910 Marion St||$135,932||Archdiocesan Housing Authority|
|WASHINGTON||TUMWATER||TUMWATER APARTMENTS||50||5701 6th Ave Sw||$131,703||Archdiocesan Housing Authority|
|WASHINGTON||VANCOUVER||COLUMBIA HOUSE||151||130 W. 24th Street||$213,107||Housing Authority of Vancouver|
These grants are directed to owners of privately owned multifamily 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 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.
Projects in 40 states will receive the Service Coordinator grants.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to sustaining homeownership; 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 ad enforces the nation's
fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.