Seven local public housing agencies received a $3 million award Thursday to provide affordable housing to people with disabilities.
The Maryland public housing agencies that was awarded the funding included Frederick Housing Authority with 30 voucher and $350,648, Housing Authority of St. Mary’s County with 100 vouchers and $1,462,080, Howard County Housing Commission with 26 vouchers and $311,523, Housing Authority of Washington County with 15 vouchers and $97,328, Cecil County Housing Agency with 30 vouchers and $223,402, Carroll County Housing and Community Development with 31 vouchers and $265,359, Baltimore County with 25 vouchers and $336,192.
According to The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, funding comes from HUD’s Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program.
It provides funding to housing agencies to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings; at serious risk of institutionalization; currently (or at risk of) experiencing homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project.
A total of $131 million has been award to 325 agencies across the country.