HUD Grants $210,000 To Bucks For People With Disabilities

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 is receiving $210,000 from the federal government to help people with disabilities get affordable housing.

As part of the fourth wave of CARES Act funding, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is allocating $2.3 million to the commonwealth. A total of nearly $77 million is going toward the Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program throughout the country.

Bucks will see the fourth highest amount of funding through the program out of 22 recipients in PA. Only Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and Chester County are seeing more funding.

HUD Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Joe DeFelice announced the funding Monday.

“At a time when housing stability is more important than ever, HUD is helping persons with disabilities live independently in Pennsylvania while families and individuals continue to battle serious challenges caused by this invisible enemy,” said DeFelice.

The Section 811 Program provides affordable housing to non-elderly disabled persons. This allows these individuals to live independently within their communities.