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Maryland jurisdictions awarded $4.4 million in HUD vouchers

Maryland housing authorities on Tuesday received more than $4.4 million in federal vouchers to house people with disabilities, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The $4,412,074 has been allocated to local housing authorities in Baltimore city and Howard, Mongtomery, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Carroll counties, and other jurisdictions. The money will allow Maryland to provide permanent affordable housing to 454 people with disabilities, according to HUD.

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Assistance is meant for non-elderly people with disabilities who are transitioning from institutional housing or who may be at risk of institutionalization or homelessness.

Nationally, $98.5 million has been awarded as part of a program called the Mainstream (Section 811) Housing Choice Voucher Program.

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“HUD is committed to making sure people with disabilities have a decent, safe and affordable place to call home,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement.

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