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HUD No. 21-119
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Friday
August 6, 2021

HUD AWARDS $30 MILLION TO HELP LOW-INCOME ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS AGE IN PLACE


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $30 million to 32 nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and public housing authorities to assist in undertaking comprehensive programs that make safety and functional home modifications and limited repairs to meet the needs of low-income elderly homeowners that allow them to age in place.

Provided through HUD’s Older Adults Home Modification Program (OAHMP), these grants allow low-income seniors to stay in their homes through low-cost home modifications that will reduce older adults’ risk of falling. Examples of these home modifications include installation of grab bars, railings, and lever-handled doorknobs and faucets, as well as the installation of adaptive equipment, such as non-slip strips for tub/shower or stairs.

These investments will enable older adults to remain in their homes – to “age in place” – rather than move to nursing homes or other assisted care facilities.

Experienced nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and public housing authorities that received funding will deliver home modification services to more than 5,000 qualified beneficiaries and serve communities with substantial rural populations.

“Today, we are renewing our commitment to improving the lives of older adults,” said HUD Secretary, Marcia L. Fudge. “The funding provided today will enable low-income elderly persons to remain in their homes and will reduce their risk of falling, improve their general safety, increase accessibility, and improve their functional abilities in their home.”

“There is a strong connection between health and housing,” said Matthew Ammon, Director of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. “These grants provide a critical resource to communities to make low-cost, low barrier, high impact home modifications tailored to the needs of the residents.”

Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

The following is a state-by-state breakdown of the funding announced today:

 

  Target Area Designation
State
Legal Name
Units Proposed*
Total Recommended
OAHMP Award
1 Substantially Rural
AZ
DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc.
150
$1,000,000
2 Substantially Rural
DC
Rebuilding Together, Inc.
135
$1,000,000
3 Substantially Rural
IA
East Central Intergovernmental Association
100
$1,000,000
4 Substantially Rural
KY
Lake Cumberland Area Development District
120
$740,000
5 Substantially Rural
KY
Memorial Hospital, Inc. DBA AdventHealth Manchester
195
$777,120
6 Substantially Rural
MA
Community Action Pioneer Valley
180
$1,000,000
7 Substantially Rural
ME
Maine State Housing Authority
308
$1,000,000
8 Substantially Rural
MI
Disability Advocates of Kent County
150
$975,000
9 Substantially Rural
MO
Independent Living Center of Mid-Missouri, Inc.
234
$526,190
10 Substantially Rural
NY
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
150
$1,000,000
11 Substantially Rural
NY
Wayne County Action Program, Inc.
150
$1,000,000
12 Substantially Rural
PA
Scranton Neighborhood Housing Services Incorporated
225
$1,000,000
13 Substantially Rural
SC
SC UpLift Community Outreach
180
$1,000,000
14 Substantially Rural
SC
South Carolina Department on Aging
167
$1,000,000
15 Substantially Rural
TX
Adult Youth United Development Association, Inc
308
$1,000,000
16 Substantially Rural
VT
Cathedral Square Corporation
140
$981,690
Total Substantially Rural Units Proposed*
2892
 
 
Target Area Designation
State
Legal Name
Units Proposed*
Total Recommended
OAHMP Award
1 Urbanized
AL
Independent Living Resources of Greater Birmingham, Inc. dba Disability Rights and Resources
240
$1,000,000
2 Urbanized
FL
Florida Dream Center
144
$1,000,000
3 Urbanized
FL
The Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach
75
$921,126
4 Urbanized
IA
City of Dubuque
232
$1,000,000
5 Urbanized
IL
Rush University Medical Center
60
$1,000,000
6 Urbanized
LA
The St. Bernard Project, Inc.
175
$1,000,000
7 Urbanized
MD
Harford County Health Department
285
$1,000,000
8 Urbanized
MD
Baltimore City Dept. of Housing and Community Development
130
$1,000,000
9 Urbanized
MD
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Inc.
120
$650,231
10 Urbanized
MN
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
155
$836,781
11 Urbanized
MO
Mission St. Louis
250
$1,000,000
12 Urbanized
NY
United Way of Long Island
300
$1,000,000
13 Urbanized
PA
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia
243
$824,084
14 Urbanized
PA
Inglis Foundation
90
$767,778
15 Urbanized
TX
Rebuilding Together San Antonio
146
$1,000,000
16 Urbanized
WI
Revitalize Milwaukee Inc.
90
$1,000,000
Total Urbanized Units Proposed*
2735
 

 

*The number of units is an estimate, and subject to availability of funds. Please note that the maximum amount awarded under the FY2021 OAHMP NOFA is $1,000,000 awardees may have received less than their federal request and may adjust the proposed number of units during the first 60 days of the award’s period of performance.

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