In one of the final acts of the Bush administration, thousands of very low-income senior citizens will be able to find affordable housing thanks to more than $525 million in grants announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week. The funding will provide non-profit developers interest-free capital advances to produce accessible housing, offer rental assistance, and provide supportive services for the elderly and persons with disabilities through HUD’s Section 202 and Section 811 grant programs.
“These grants will help thousands of our nation’s very low-income elderly and persons with disabilities find decent housing that they can afford,” said HUD Secretary Steve Preston. “Neither group should ever have to worry about being able to find a safe place to live.”
HUD’s Section 202 Capital Advance Program expands the supply of affordable housing with supportive services for the elderly. It provides very low-income persons 62-years and older with the opportunity to live independently in an environment that provides the services they need. In addition to funding the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of multifamily developments, HUD’s Section 202 program subsidizes the rents of senior citizens so they can limit their housing costs to only pay 30 percent of their incomes.
For the full press release, click here.
Click here for the full list of projects that received grants under the Section 202 Capital Advance.