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Grants will fund health and safety repairs in homes of low-income elderly homeowners

WASHINGTON – RealEstateRama – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded almost $15 million to 13 nonprofit organizations, in addition to a state government to assist in undertaking comprehensive programs that make safety and functional home modifications and limited repairs to meet the needs of low-income elderly homeowners that allow them to age in place.

Provided through HUD’s Older Adults Home Modification Program (OAHMP), these grants enable low-income elderly persons to remain in their homes through low-cost, low barrier, high impact home modifications to reduce older adults’ risk of falling, improve general safety, increase accessibility, and improve their functional abilities in their home.

These investments will enable older adults to remain in their homes – to “age in place” – rather than move to nursing homes or other assisted care facilities.

The grantees, which are experienced in providing services to seniors, will deliver home modification services to more than 1,900 senior families in both urban communities and communities with substantial rural populations.

“By providing a pathway for more older adults to stay in their homes, we are helping to improve lives and ensuring the opportunity for seniors to age with dignity,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge.

“There is a strong connection between health and housing,” said Matthew Ammon, Director of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. “These grants provide a critical resource to communities to make low-cost, low barrier, high impact home modifications tailored to the needs of the residents.”

Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

The following is a state-by-state breakdown of the funding announced today:

Target Area Designation State Legal Name Units Proposed Total Recommended OAHMP Award
1 Substantially Rural DE Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. 180 $1,248,216
2 Substantially Rural GA Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. 212 $1,250,000
3 Substantially Rural MS Hancock Resource Center 130 $950,000
4 Substantially Rural NC Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc. 150 $1,250,000
5 Substantially Rural OH Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio 160 $1,250,000
6 Substantially Rural TN Appalachia Service Project 105 $702,068
7 Substantially Rural VA Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services 180 $1,175,656
Total Substantially Rural Units Proposed 1,117 $7,825,940
Target Area Designation State Legal Name Units Proposed Total Recommended OAHMP Award
1 Urbanized CA Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley, Inc. 336 $1,250,000
2 Urbanized CA Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County 180 $1,250,000
3 Urbanized GA Gwinnett Housing Corporation 120 $1,000,000
4 Urbanized IL Northwest Housing Partnership 75 $800,000
5 Urbanized LA New Orleans Habitat for Humanity 80 $603,693
6 Urbanized LA Rebuilding Together New Orleans, Inc. 100 $500,000
7 Urbanized MN Rebuilding Together Twin Cities 125 $1,250,000

Total Urban Units Proposed

792 $6,653,693
Total OAHMP Units Proposed 1,909 $14,479,633


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