As part of a nationwide effort to provide permanent, affordable housing to non-elderly residents with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than two million dollars to a dozen public housing agencies in Ohio.
The funds will assist those who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. Area agencies receiving funds include the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, which will receive nearly 398-thousand dollars to assist 79 residents. The Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority has been awarded more than 156-thousand dollars to help 35 residents, and the Licking County Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive more than 178-thousand dollars to assist the housing efforts of 35 residents. Nationwide, HUD awarded 98.5-million dollars to aid nearly 12-thousand people.