Ga. housing agency gets $4.1M for rental assistance program
WASHINGTON (WTOC) -
The Georgia Housing and Finance Authority was awarded $4.1 million
on Friday from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The funds will be used to offer
rental assistance to 150 extremely low-income persons with disabilities - many
of whom are transitioning out of institutional settings or are at risk of
homelessness, according to a HUD news release.
HUD and HHS are helping states such as Georgia offer permanent
housing to at-risk residents. Support of state agencies is the result of the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance
Demonstration Program, which enables persons with disabilities who earn
less than 30 percent of median income to live in integrated mainstream settings,
according to HUD.
State housing agencies work with Medicaid and health and human
service agencies to identify, refer and conduct outreach to persons with
"We are pleased that this
partnership will provide much needed assistance to thousands of low-income
individuals. Many who receive Medicaid are moving from institutions into
home- and community-based care. Many of these people are living with
disabilities and are at risk of homelessness, and this partnership will give
them freedom and resources to get the care they need in their own homes."
said Renard L. Murray, D.M., CMS
Regional Administrator- Atlanta and Dallas Regional Offices – in