Funding Provided to States for Extremely Low-Income People with Disabilities
HUD Press Release
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have approved nearly $98 million to fund state rental assistance programs for extremely low-income people with disabilities who are at a high risk for homelessness. The assistance supports the Americans with Disabilities Act, Olmstead v L.C. and Dedicating Opportunities to End Homelessness (DOEH) Initiative which requires the government to provide services for people with disabilities and end homelessness. The funds, facilitated by the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (PRA Demo), will be distributed to 13 states, including Tampa, Florida. Shaun Donovan, HUD Secretary, said “We’re helping states reduce health care costs, improving quality of life for persons with disabilities, and ending homelessness as we know it.” More...