New vouchers for independent living announced

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a joint effort to assist nearly 1,000 non-elderly persons with disabilities to move from institutions to independence. HUD will provide $7.5 million in rental assistance vouchers for public housing in 15 states. HHS will provide support such as in-home care through its “Money Follows the Person” grant program aimed at people who qualify for Medicaid assistance for nursing home or other institutional care. Read more at http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/01/20110106a.html

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