HUD No. 06-145
October 31, 2006
BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $121 MILLION TO HELP VERY LOW-INCOME PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Secretary Jackson announces $2.3 million for Utah
WASHINGTON, DC - Thousands of additional people with disabilities will soon be able to find affordable housing, thanks to more than $121 million in housing assistance announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. "These grants will help the nation's very low-income elderly and people with disabilities find decent housing that they can afford," said Jackson. "Neither group should ever have to worry about being able to find a safe place to live."
The Utah grant includes more than $2.3 million in a Section 811 grant for very low-income people with disabilities.
Section 811 Grants ($121.3 million nationwide to assist very low-income people with disabilities)
This housing, most of which will be newly constructed, typically is small apartment buildings, group homes for three to four people per home, or condominium units. Residents will pay 30 percent of their adjusted income for rent and the federal government will pay the rest.
The grants are awarded under HUD's Section 811 program, which provides housing for households with one or more very low-income individuals, at least one of whom is at least 18 years old and has a disability, such as a physical or developmental disability or chronic mental illness. The term "person with disabilities" also includes two or more people with disabilities living together, and one or more persons with disabilities living with one or more live-in attendants. The program allows persons with disabilities to live independently in their communities by increasing the supply of rental housing with the availability of supportive services.
To be classified as "very low-income," a household income cannot exceed 50 percent of the area median income. However, most households that receive Section 811 assistance have an income less than 30 percent of the area median. Generally, this means that a one-person household will have an annual income of about $12,550.
HUD provides Section 811 funds to non-profits in two forms:
- Capital advances. - This is money that covers the cost of developing the housing. It does not need to be repaid as long as the housing is available for at least 40 years for occupancy by very low-income people with disabilities.
- Project rental assistance. - This is money that goes to each non-profit group to cover the difference between the residents' contributions toward rent and the cost of operating the project.
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.
###Note: State-by-state breakdown of individual grant summaries is available on the HUD Website.
Neighborhood Non-Profit Housing Corp.
95 W Golf Course Rd. Suite 104
Logan, UT 84321
Contact: Kim Datwyler, (435) 753-1112
Section 811 - Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
|Project Location:||Brigham City, UT|
|Non-Profit Sponsor:||Neighborhood Non-Profit Housing Corp.|
|Three-year rental subsidy:||$176,400|
|Number of units:||21|
The funds will be used to construct a 6-unit group home and a 15-unit independent living facility for very low-income developmentally disabled residents. The group home will be a 1-story building designed to blend in with the surrounding single-family homes. The independent living facility will include an elevator and 11 one-bedroom units and 4 two-bedroom units. The project is located in close proximity to public transportation and to various amenities such as shopping, a grocery store and pharmacy.