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LMHA awarded HUD funds

TOLEDO, September 20, 2018: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority $165,819 for 41 housing vouchers that will provide permanent affordable housing to non-elderly persons with disabilities.

The assistance is provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program. This voucher program assists non-elderly persons with disabilities who are “transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings; at serious risk of institutionalization; homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.” A total of $99 million in funding was distributed nationwide.

In a release sent out by HUD, HUD Secretary Ben Carson stated, “Working closely with our local partners, we help residents with disabilities live independently and fully enjoy the use of their homes.” It was also cited in the release that this program helps further the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act by helping “persons with disabilities live in the most integrated setting. The program also encourages partnerships with health and human services agencies with a demonstrated capacity to coordinate voluntary services and support to enable individuals to live independently in the community.”

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority administers these funds through their Housing Choice Voucher Program.

In response to the news about the award, LMHA President and CEO Demetria Simpson said, “LMHA is very pleased that we received vouchers to provide housing opportunities for non-elderly people with disabilities who live in segregated housing settings. We are now able to serve more people who have a great need for housing. The additional vouchers provide a valuable resource and contribute to expanding decent and quality affordable housing within the community. They give individuals with disabilities housing opportunities within stable communities.”


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