Three nonprofit organizations in Texas received Section 811 Supportive Housing grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in November 2011 to help produce accessible housing, offer rental assistance and facilitate supportive services for persons with disabilities. The grants were awarded to the following organizations:
- Easter Seals Texas will purchase 10 condominiums in Austin and make them fully accessible. Applications are being accepted now for these rentals for very low income individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities.
- Spindletop MHMR Services in Beaumont will construct 14 one-bedroom apartments for people with disabilities located across the street from the Beaumont Outpatient Clinic and adjacent to the Beaumont Hope Center. Since this is brand new construction, it will take at least a year. For more information, contact Jana Fulbright at (409) 839-1046.
- Tri-County Mental Health Mental Retardation Services in Cleveland will construct 14 one-bedroom units for adults with a dual diagnosis of chronic mental illness and mental retardation or chronic mental illness, or mental illness and substance abuse. Information on these housing opportunities.