Permanent, affordable housing will be made available for 454 Maryland residents who live with disabilities thanks to additional funding the state received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
HUD awarded $4,412,074 to nine housing authorities in the state, part of the department's $98.5 million granted to 285 housing authorities across the country, HUD said.
The program furthers the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act by helping people with disabilities live in more integrated settings. The program specifically targets non-elderly people with disabilities who are transitioning out of situations like institutional settings and who may be at a serious risk of becoming institutionalized or homeless. Working in partnership with health and human service agencies, the program enables individuals to live independently in their communities.
“HUD is committed to making sure people with disabilities have a decent, safe and affordable place to call home,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Working closely with our local partners, we help residents with disabilities live independently and fully enjoy the use of their homes.”