HUD Allocates Additional Funding to Assist Arlington People Living with Disabilities
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 19, 2020, May 19, 2020

CARES Act in Action

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has announced $5,489,159 to 28 Texas public housing agencies to provide housing vouchers to persons living with disabilities. This includes about $132,000 to the Arlington Housing Authority.

Nationally, nearly $77 million was awarded under the Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding, which will support up to 8,300 additional vouchers.

“As we continue to fight this invisible enemy, we are working quickly and effectively to ensure public housing authorities nationwide are receiving the necessary funding needed to keep their residents safe,” said Secretary Carson.

“This wave of relief funds will provide additional housing choice vouchers to residents living with disabilities, allowing them to live safely and independently through these unprecedented times.”

“Since the inception of the Mainstream Voucher program in 2017, HUD has allocated more than $500 million for this program,” said Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. “These new funds, which were approved by the President in the CARES Act, will be important to help those most at risk stay at home during the COVID-19 situation.”

The Mainstream Voucher program helps to further the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act by helping persons with disabilities live in community-based settings. The program also encourages partnerships with health and human service agencies with a demonstrated capacity to coordinate voluntary services and support to enable individuals to live independently in the community.

For more information on HUD's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the actions the Department has taken, please visit HUD.gov/coronavirus.

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