Congress reforms Section 811 program

On December 21, by unanimous consent, the House passed the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 (S. 1481) and sent the bill to the President for his signature. The bill modernizes the Section 811 supportive housing for persons with disabilities program, increases the supply of affordable, accessible housing and authorizes $300 million for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2015. It simplifies the process for non-profit organizations to provide housing and will ensure more integrated housing for people with disabilities. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law shortly. The Arc and UCP celebrate this great victory after an intensive three-year advocacy effort. For more information, read the statement from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) at http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=2886

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