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Three of Hampton Roads Housing Authorities Receives Rental Assistance to Assist Persons with Disabilities

Three of Hampton Roads Housing Authorities Receives Rental Assistance to Assist Persons with Disabilities

By Greg Grootendorst
Chief Economist

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that thousands of non-elderly Americans with disabilities will receive housing assistance to enable them to access affordable housing.  Virginia housing authorities will receive 463 housing choice vouchers for non-elderly individuals with disabilities and their families to access affordable housing.

Successful redevelopment and housing authorities applicants were; Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority. 

Award Totals:
•  Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority $371k for 50 vouchers;
•  Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority $1 for 150 vouchers;
•  Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority $819꽧 for 93 vouchers;


Of the allocation of overall State allocation, the Hampton Roads Region received over 60% of the vouchers. On the national level, Virginia received the third largest State-share of the total behind California and Ohio.

HUD will announce a second award of vouchers for non-elderly individuals with disabilities living in nursing housing and other health care institutions, and Virginia may receive additional vouchers at that time.

For a complete listing of all grant recipients, please visit HUD’s website at http://www.hud.govOpens in new window

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