U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones joined Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to announce the state’s $11.98 million award from HUD that will make up to 825 permanent supportive housing units available to people with disabilities under the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program.
The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 modernized and reformed HUD's Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program, creating the opportunity to develop thousands of new permanent supportive housing units integrated within affordable housing properties every year. Learn More
The creation of more integrated supportive housing options
using innovative systems-level approaches is consistent with the
U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision and recent federal
initiatives that offer states the opportunity to increase community
living options for people with disabilities.