HUD Vouchers to Assist Alaskans with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in January announced the award of $24.7 million to help provide permanent affordable housing for non-elderly persons with disabilities.
Nearly 100 public housing authorities across the country will receive funding. Alaska Housing received $282,850 that will be used to fund 30 vouchers for eligible Alaskans.
“(The) awards are going to our trusted Public Housing Authority partners to help them do what they do best – get people into safe and affordable housing,” said HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Margaret Salazar.
The federal funds are provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher program. Alaska Housing currently has a Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher program in place that is administered through a partnership with the Alaska Department of Health, and the recent award will provide additional vouchers to assist individuals between 18 and 62 years of age who are:
- Transitioning out of institutional or other isolated settings
- At serious risk of institutionalization
- Currently homeless
- At risk of becoming homeless
Alaska Housing will collaborate with state protection and advocacy agencies, non-profit organizations and other partners to identify eligible candidates and complete the application and housing search process.