WHEDA Receives $5.4 Million for Affordable Rental Housing for Disabled Persons

Posted on 12-03-2020

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the award of over $54.7 million in capital advance and project rental assistance grants to 15 organizations, including $5.4 million to the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, to expand the supply of affordable rental housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. The capital advance awards will support integrated affordable housing by providing funding for the development of permanent supportive rental housing through HUD’s Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, while project rental assistance awards are used to subsidize rents for extremely low-income persons with disabilities.

“HUD is committed to helping very low-income persons with disabilities with housing
options that provide meaningful choices about housing, health care, and long-term
services and support so they can participate fully in community life,” said HUD
Secretary Ben Carson. “The Trump Administration has strongly supported our efforts
to serve this population, including supporting the almost $150 million in HUD grants,
and making $15 million in supplemental funds available under the CARES Act to help
prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.” 

The grants were awarded to organizations that will create permanent supportive housing models at the forefront of design, service delivery and efficient use of federal resources. Awardees must promote long term housing security and facilitate community integration of persons with disabilities.