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    US to Provide $150Mln for Homes, Services to Low-Income Disabled

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    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development stated that $150 million would be provided to 25 US states for homes and services for low-income people with disabilities.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will provide $150 million to 25 US states for homes and services for low-income people with disabilities, the Department said in a statement.

    “To help prevent thousands of individuals with disabilities from being unnecessarily institutionalized or possibly falling into homelessness, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $150 million in rental assistance to 25 State Housing Agencies,” the statement, issued on Monday, said.

    The housing agencies will provide permanent affordable rental housing and supportive services to nearly 4,600 households of persons with disabilities that earn less than 30 percent of their area’s median income, according to the press release.

    “These grants will provide real opportunity by cutting health care costs for states while allowing folks to live as independently as possible,” HUD Secretary Julian Castro said in the statement.

    The announcement came amid discussions of a recent shooting incident, when Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers opened fire and killed a homeless man, who, according to witnesses, had been living in a tent after spending a period in a mental health facility.

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