County Awarded $289,991 Housing Voucher Money

PHILADELPHIA PA – A total of 30 Montgomery County non-elderly persons with disabilities will be awarded vouchers for affordable housing units, thanks to a more than $289,000 federal grant presented Thursday (Nov. 21, 2019) to the county Housing Authority. Two of the county’s homes to accommodate the voucher recipients are located in Pottstown, and a third is in Royersford.

The Philadelphia office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said it awarded $289,991 to the county to cover the housing costs under its Housing Choice Voucher Program. The money allows people with disabilities to live independently in Pennsylvania “in decent, affordable housing, which continues to be in short supply in our country,” according to the HUD regional administrator.

Among those who qualify for the help are persons transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings; those at serious risk of institutionalization; or who currently are experiencing or at risk of homelessness as a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project, the department said.

Among housing facilities operated by the authority that are equipped to assist the disabled are Robert P. Smith Towers, and Sidney Pollock House, both in Pottstown; and Golden Age Manor in Royersford.

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