HUD Archives: News Releases
October 31, 2002
BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $53.9 MILLION IN RENTAL HOUSING
VOUCHERS TO HELP FAMILIES WITH DISABILITIES
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez
announced today $53.9 million in housing assistance vouchers to 1,928 housing
agencies and non-profit organizations. These rental assistance vouchers are
given exclusively to households, who have family members with disabilities,
to make leasing private housing affordable.
"Because of their special needs, these families often face difficulties
finding suitable, accessible housing they can afford," said Martinez. "These
vouchers will give them the financial assistance they need to find safe, affordable
The Mainstream Program Vouchers enable recipients to rent housing units by
paying generally no more than 30 percent of their income for rent with HUD paying
Public housing agencies and non-profit organizations that administer HUD's
Housing Choice Voucher program and meet other criteria apply for Mainstream
vouchers annually. Families who qualify for these specialized vouchers apply
for them through local public housing agencies.
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 at www.hud.gov.
vouchers will be distributed as shown here.
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