PA awarded $5.7 million to help low-income people with disabilities
The Department of Public Welfare and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency will use $5.7 million in federal rental assistance to make some accessible housing more affordable for 200 low-income individuals with disabilities.
The Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency and the welfare department will create the new housing opportunities by using the same successful methods developed through PHFA’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and other affordable housing projects administered by both agencies.
The accessible, affordable housing will support three groups of individuals under the age of 62: persons with disabilities who are institutionalized; those at risk of institutionalization, and those currently living in a congregate setting who desire to move into the community.
The $5.7 million for rental assistance is part of the HUD’s first-ever selection of Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Rental Assistance Demonstration.
For more information, visit the Department of Public Welfare at www.dpw.state.pa.us or call 1-800-692-7462. To contact the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, visit www.PHFA.org or call Holly Glauser at 717-780-3876.
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