HUD Awards Over $315,000 To Bucks County Housing Authority

HUD Secretary Ben Carson speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

The Bucks County Housing Authority will benefit from $318,546 to help provide housing to people with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson visited Bucks County on Friday Nov. 22. Carson joined Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick on a tour of Bristol Borough.

HUD announced the funding the day prior to their tour.

“At a time when home affordability is a serious challenge for most families, HUD is helping 530 people with disabilities live independently in Pennsylvania in decent, affordable housing, which continues to be in short supply in our country,” said Joe DeFelice, Regional Administrator of HUD’s Mid-Atlantic region.

The following information is directly from HUD:

This housing assistance is provided through HUD’s 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; currently (or at risk of) experiencing homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project.

This program helps to further the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act by helping persons with disabilities live in the most integrated setting. The program 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.