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DHA is Awarded Additional Housing Vouchers for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


(formerly the Dallas Housing Authority)
announced today it has been
awarded additional voucher funding through the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
. DHA was awarded
55 vouchers with a designated value of $305,270.00.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

The HUD Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program
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; homeless;
or at risk of becoming homeless.

DHA has supported approximately 1,900 North Texans who were homeless
with housing assistance over the past two years. DHA is one of 285 local
public housing authorities across the country that have been awarded
these vouchers. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in
public housing units, managed by some 3,600 housing authorities across
the U.S.

The HUD Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher 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 also 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.

DHA has letters of intent to collaborate on awarding these vouchers from
key partners, including The
, a homeless recovery center and Community
for Permanent Supported Housing
, a nonprofit organization dedicated
to finding supportive community-based housing for adults with special
needs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas.

One partner, of many, that we will work with to award these vouchers is Simpson
Place Assisted Living
in Dallas, which cares for non-elderly
disabled persons as well as seniors. Simpson Place is owned and managed
by TX-based StoneGate Senior Living. "We appreciate DHA's support of our
assisted living residents," says John Taylor, president and chief
executive of StoneGate Senior Living. "DHA has been a good partner,
helping us provide a solution for our residents who need affordable
assisted living options that offers the level of care they need."

"DHA is honored to provide affordable housing support for all of our
clients, including persons with disabilities, and we look forward to
working with our partners to utilize these vouchers for North Texans in
need," says Troy Broussard, DHA president and chief executive officer.
"We are proud of HUD's commitment to ensuring people with disabilities
have a decent, safe and affordable place to call home and appreciate
their confidence in DHA to deploy these critical resources."

HUD's announcement regarding this award can be viewed here:

To learn more about DHA's voucher program, watch this video:

About DHA

DHA provides quality, affordable housing to low-income families and
individuals through the effective and efficient administration of
housing assistance programs. The agency aims to create opportunities for
program participants to achieve self-sufficiency and economic
independence. DHA provides housing opportunities to 54,000 people
through public housing developments and Housing Choice Voucher (Section
8) programs. Our mission is to provide affordable quality housing and
access to supportive resources across North Texas. DHA is governed by
its Board of Commissioners and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development. DHA is an independent, local government entity, that is
separate from the Dallas
City Housing/Community Services
department, which is governed by the
City of Dallas. For more information about DHA, please visit:

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