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HABC Granted Over $700,000 to House Vulnerable Citizens

Funding will allow those with disabilities to have a place to call home

(Baltimore, MD - September 13, 2018) – Recently, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) received notice that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) granted the agency $748,668 to house low-income non-elderly persons with disabilities who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or transitioning out of institutional settings. The funding is provided through HUD's Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, which furthers the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“Thanks to HUD’s funding to support our Mainstream voucher program, we can help Baltimore’s most vulnerable citizens receive quality affordable housing within the community,” said HABC Executive Director Janet Abrahams. “In addition, these individual’s will receive wrap-around health and social services through our partnerships with city agencies to give them the best possible opportunities for success.”

HABC plans to administer 89 vouchers to individuals in need to ensure that they have immediate access to permanent housing. HABC expects to launch the program in December 2018.

HUD awarded nearly $99 million to 285 public housing authorities throughout the nation, which will enable nearly 12,000 non-elderly persons with disabilities to receive housing assistance.

"HUD is committed to making sure people with disabilities have a decent, safe and affordable place to call home," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "Working closely with our local partners, we help residents with disabilities live independently and fully enjoy the use of their homes."


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