On November 25, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $3.7 million in grants for 16 public housing authorities in Pennsylvania to provide affordable housing to non-elderly people with disabilities, including $156,957 for Union County. The housing assistance will be provided through HUD's Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher program, which supports non-elderly persons with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings.
“At a time when home affordability is a serious challenge for most families, HUD is helping 530 people with disabilities live independently in Pennsylvania in decent, affordable housing, which continues to be in short supply in our country,” said Joe DeFelice, Regional Administrator of HUD’s Mid-Atlantic region.
This program helps to further the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act by helping individuals with disabilities live in the most integrated setting possible. The program encourages partnerships with health and human service agencies with a demonstrated capacity to coordinate voluntary services and supports to enable individuals to live independently in the community.