Funding provides service coordinator staff that connect residents in affordable multifamily homes with vital resources
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced today that $40 million in funding is available to expand the supply of service coordinators who support seniors and persons with disabilities living in affordable multifamily homes.
“It’s crucial that HUD not only provides funds to support our seniors, but the resources to ensure that these funds are implemented,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Our service coordinators play such an important role in bringing supportive services so seniors and those with disabilities can live with stability.”
Offered through the Service Coordinator in Multifamily Housing (SCMF) program, HUD intends to provide approximately 160 grant awards to pay salaries and associated benefits for these social service professionals. Service coordinators play a critical role in connecting residents and their families with resources that enable them to thrive in their communities and age in place. These resources include access to financial management assistance, opportunities for social connections, and health and well-being programs.
“We’re excited to announce the availability of this vital funding opportunity,” said Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Julia Gordon. “Linking disabled persons and seniors with supportive services promotes independence and dignity.”
“These awards help bring stability and support directly to seniors and persons with disabilities to address immediate needs and help prevent more serious urgent care events in the future,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs Ethan Handelman.
Applications must be submitted by March 11, 2024.