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CUOMO ANNOUNCES $19.9 MILLION IN HUD AID FOR HOUSING ELDERLY AND DISABLED IN NORTH CAROLINA AND $595.6 MILLION NATIONWIDENORTH CAROLINA -- Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today announced $19.9 million in HUD assistance to non-profit groups in North Carolina to create subsidized housing for senior citizens and people with disabilities with very low incomes. Cuomo made the announcement while participating in the U.S. Conference of Mayors' meeting in Charlotte.
In North Carolina, the HUD assistance will create: 202 apartment units for the elderly and 31 rental units for people with disabilities. It will also provide rental subsidies to residents of the housing for five years.
Nationwide, Cuomo said HUD is awarding $595.6 million to non-profits in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico this week under the Section 202 Program for senior citizens and the Section 811 program for people with disabilities. The 202 program is awarding $501.3 million of the money and the 811 program is awarding $94.3 million.
On a national level, the HUD assistance will create: 6,006 apartment units for the elderly and 1,169 rental units for people with disabilities. It will provide rental subsidies for the units for five years.
"My Administration is committed to helping those who need it most," President Clinton said. "The men and women who spent decades working hard to build 20th Century America should not be left without a place to live in 21st Century America. By providing shelter to our most vulnerable citizens, we are improving the quality of life and building a better for everyone."
"America will not turn its back on older Americans and people with disabilities struggling to get by on very low incomes," Cuomo said. "Without HUD assistance, many of these Americans simply could not make it. They would be forced to live in slums, or doubled and tripled up with relatives in overcrowded housing, or sent to nursing homes or other institutions at greater taxpayer expense, or even forced into homelessness in the most extreme cases."
"The Section 202 and 811 programs are excellent programs," said Congresswoman Eva Clayton. "The most vulnerable among us, such as the disabled and elderly need and deserve our support. These housing program grants are highly competitive and are just one of many important resources needed to improve the quality of life for seniors and disabled North Carolinians."
"I am pleased to learn of these grant announcements to build needed housing for the elderly," Congressman Bob Etheridge said. "It is vitally important that we continue to build and maintain both safe and adequate housing for our state's senior citizens. It will not only provide a nice place to live but also the piece of mind many senior citizens and their families want so much."
The HUD aid is designed to provide housing for people 62 and older and adults with disabilities who have incomes below 50 percent of the area median. Nationally, 50 percent of median income amounts to less than $8,000 a year. Residents pay 30 percent of their income in rent, and HUD subsidies pay the remaining funds needed to operate the housing.
HUD provides funds to the non-profits in two forms:
SECTION 202 -- ELDERLY HOUSING
Project location: Greensboro, NC Dolan Manor, Phase II Capital advance: $1,698,700 Five-year rental subsidy: $293,500 Non-profit sponsor: St. Pius X Housing Greensboro, NC Number units and project description: 24 units. This project is the second phase of an existing 30-unit Section 202 facility which opened in 1985. This second phase will further expand a wide range of supportive services. Project location: Greensboro, NC National Benevolent Association Project Capital advance: $4,369,300 Five year rental subsidy: $721,000 Non-profit sponsor: National Benevolent Association St. Louis, MO Number units and project description: This project will serve 59 residents with a total of 59 units provided. Project location: Red Springs, NC Red Springs Elderly II Capital advance: $2,722,700 Five year rental subsidy: $440,000 Non-profit sponsor: St. Joseph's of the Pines Pinehurst, NC Number units and project description: This project, with its 36 units, located in an Enterprise community, is phase II of a project started in 1996. Project location: Washington, NC St. John Housing Capital advance: $2,690,300 Five year rental subsidy: $440,000 Non-profit sponsor: National Benevolent Association St. Louis, MO Number units and project description: This project will serve 36 residents. Project location: Ahoskie, NC Wactor Gardens Capital advance: $842,600 Five year rental subsidy: $134,500 Non-profit sponsor: Metropolitan Low Income Housing CDC, Inc. Washington, NC Number units and project description: Eleven residents will be served by this project. The project will incorporate energy efficient features. Project location: Roanoke Rapids, NC John Wellons Foundation Project Capital advance: $2,757,600 Five year rental subsidy: $440,000 Non-profit sponsor: John H. Wellons Foundation, Inc Dunn, NC Number units and project description: Thirty-six residents will be served by this project. SECTION 811 -- HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Project location: Burlington, NC ARC/HDS Alamance County Apartments Capital advance: $353,900 Five-year rental subsidy: $61,500 Non-profit sponsor: The Arc of North Carolina Greensboro, NC Number units and project description: Five apartments will allow residents to live independently, with support from an adjacent quadruplex of other residents and medical professionals. Project location: Wilson, NC MHA/NC Wilson County Apartments Capital advance: $642,800 Five-year rental subsidy: $98,000 Non-profit sponsor: Mental Health Association in North Carolina, Inc. Raleigh, NC Number units and project description: 9 units will serve persons who have chronic mental illness, and specifically those with hearing difficulties. Project location: Waynesville, NC MHA/NC Haywood County Group Home Capital advance: $342,000 Five-year rental subsidy: $73,500 Non-profit sponsor: Mental Health Association Raleigh, NC Number units and project description: This project is a six unit group home for those persons who are chronically mentally ill. Project location: Jefferson, NC ARC/HDS Ashe County Group Home #2 Capital advance: $341,200 Five-year rental subsidy: $73,500 Non-profit sponsor: The Arc of North Carolina Greensboro, NC Number units and project description: This group home, the second for the Association of Retarded Citizens, will serve six people who are developmentally disabled. Project location: Burlington, NC Capital advance: $322,900 Five-year rental subsidy: $73,500 Non-profit sponsor: Residential Treatment Services Burlington, NC Number units and project description: This project is a replacement home for the residents of the Fisher Street Group Home, a building that is over 100 years old. This will provide modern facilities to six people who are chronically mentally ill.
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