WASHINGTON – Sept. 5, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $5,654,856 to housing authorities in Florida to provide permanent affordable housing for non-elderly persons with disabilities. Nationally, HUD awarded $98.5 million to 285 local public housing authorities.

The assistance is provided through the HUD's Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides funding to housing agencies to assist 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.

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

This program's goal is to help further the Americans with Disabilities Act by helping people with disabilities live in the most integrated setting. The program also encourages partnerships with health and human service agencies with a demonstrated capacity to coordinate voluntary services and supports to enable individuals to live independently in the community.

Florida housing authorities receiving funds

  • Tampa Housing Authority: $451,407
  • Orlando Housing Authority: $344,424
  • Miami Dade Public Housing and Community Development: $935,814
  • Sarasota Housing Authority: $239,139
  • Housing Authority of New Smyrna Beach: $154,446
  • Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers: $279,140
  • Gainesville Housing Authority: $207,192
  • Hialeah Housing Authority: $443,766
  • Alachua County: $166,491
  • Deland Housing Authority: $182,787
  • Tallahassee Housing Authority: $217,371
  • Broward Co. Housing Authority: $705,692
  • Palm Beach Co. Housing Authority: $532,950
  • Pasco County Housing Authority: 45 $354,186
  • Walton Co. Housing Authority: $106,864
  • Lee County Housing Authority: $149,831
  • Boley Centers Inc. (St. Petersburg): $183,356

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