[Hpn] USDA's Rental Assistance Program

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USDA's Rental Assistance Program - Information Bulletin # 233 (1/08)

Many housing advocates for people with disability look only to HUD
(vouchers, HOME, CDBG, public housing) or IRS (Low-income housing tax
credits) for housing.  In this Information Bulletin, we look at the U.S.
Department of Agriculture for housing.  While the USDA provides funding
for home owners and single family housing, we're going to look only at
rental housing for multiple-family housing.

The USDA funds both capital costs to construct/ rehabilitate and also
rental assistance, so that low income persons can afford to rent the
units.

The USDA "Rental Assistance" program provides rental subsidies - =
"housing
vouchers" - to those units that it has funded with capital funds.  These
rental subsidies are just like HUD's project-based vouchers; they go =
with
the USDA rental unit b=13 not with the individual. If a person is lucky
enough to reside in a USDA multifamily "rental assistance" unit, like
HUD's vouchers, the person pays only a portion of the rent and the USDA
"rental assistance" subsidizes the rest of the rent.

In FY 2006, the USDA provided new Rental Assistance awards for nearly
42,000 units, which was in addition to the many existing units that also
receive USDA Rental Assistance.

As of 9/30/07, nearly 60% (266,228) of the USDA total multifamily rental
units (441,534) receive "Rental Assistance" subsidies.

Below we provide by State a breakdown of the total number of USDA rental
assistance properties the number of Rental Assistance units (i.e., those
with project-based subsidies) out of the total number of USDA funded
rental units.

To find the city and street address of the USDA properties in your State
with both the specific number of units and the specific number that
receives rental assistance, go to www.nhtinc.org, click on subsidized
housing data, then go to your State and click on USDA Section 515.

These USDA units must comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
and must have at least five percent of their units accessible for people
with a mobility disability and another one percent for visual and for
hearing disabilities.  People who require the accessible features should
be residing in those units.

Advocates should know where these properties are located, how many units
in each property receives a "Rental Assistance" subsidy, and whether
Section 504 has been complied with.

The first column of numbers lists the total number of properties in the
USDA "Multifamily Housing Portfolio."  The second column lists the =
number
of units in the properties that receive a "Rental Assistance" (i.e.,
rental subsidy) and the third column lists the total number of USDA =
units
in all the properties.

    Alabama .....................480 USDA multifamily properties
.........have 8,025 units receiving "Rental Assistance" out of a total
15,789 USDA multifamily units in the state.
   =20
Alaska ....................... 39 USDA multifamily properties
............have 813 units receiving "Rental Assistance" out of a total =
of
894 USDA multifamily units in the state.
 =20
  Arizona .....................117 USDA multifamily properties =
.......have
3,175 units receiving "Rental Assistance" out of a total 3712



USDA
multifamily units in the state.
Arkansas....................362 ............6,360..........10,267
California..................407............12,230..........18,828
Colorado....................130 ............2,428...........3,387
Connecticut................. 65............ 1,639...........2,482
Delaware.................... 53............ 1,197...........1,633
Florida.....................428.............9.313..........16,346
Georgia.................... 457............ 8,217..........15,984
Hawaii.......................26...............702...........1,011
Idaho.......................181.............3,641...........4,224
Illinois....................624.............7,208..........10,835
Indiana.................... 556.............7,783..........14,135
Iowa....................... 555 ........... 7,602......... 10,412
Kansas....................  366............ 3,882...........6,595
Kentucky................... 450 ........... 6,369..........12.261
Louisiana.................. 384............ 7,729..........12,537
Maine...................... 347 ............5,980...........8,169
Maryland....................168  .......... 2,990...........5,326
Massachus..................  62  ...........1,488...........1,996
Michigan................... 616.............9,208..........18,603
Minnesota.................. 634 ........... 6,468..........11,600
Mississippi................ 498 ............9,249..........15,377
Missouri................... 796.............9,031..........18,596
Montana.................... 159.............1,969...........2,536
Nebraska....................252............ 2,532...........3,659
Nevada...................... 69 ............1,681...........2,060
New Hampshire..............  84.............1,895...........2,516
New Jersey...................81.............2,018...........3,311
New Mexico..................108.............2,966...........3,946
New York .................. 450 ............5,376..........13,314
North Carolina............. 629............14,778..........22,457
North Dakota............... 226 ............2,044...........3,130
Ohio....................... 392............ 8,927..........14,673
Oklahoma................... 292.............5,178...........8,042
Oregon....................  185.............4,056...........5,448
Pennsylvania............... 309.............6,922..........10,302
Rhode Island...............  12 ..............376.............421
South Carolina............  324.............6,192..........11,893
South Dakota..............  441.............4,622...........6,680
Tennessee.................. 375.............6,785..........12,832
Texas.....................  756............13,629..........24,586
Utah........................ 87 ............1,706...........2,121
Vermont....................  66 ............1,307...........1,581
Virginia................... 261.............6,292..........10,279
Washington ................ 297 ............5,911...........8,716
West Virginia.............. 248 ............4,297...........7,107
Wisconsin ................  512 ............6,648..........10,363
Wyoming .....................57.............1,167...........1,614

TOTAL.................   15,603...........266,228.........441.534

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<DIV>USDA's Rental Assistance Program - Information Bulletin # 233=20
(1/08)<BR><BR>Many housing advocates for people with disability look =
only to=20
HUD<BR>(vouchers, HOME, CDBG, public housing) or IRS (Low-income housing =

tax<BR>credits) for housing.&nbsp; In this Information Bulletin, we look =
at the=20
U.S.<BR>Department of Agriculture for housing.&nbsp; While the USDA =
provides=20
funding<BR>for home owners and single family housing, we're going to =
look only=20
at<BR>rental housing for multiple-family housing.<BR><BR>The USDA funds =
both=20
capital costs to construct/ rehabilitate and also<BR>rental assistance, =
so that=20
low income persons can afford to rent the<BR>units.<BR><BR>The USDA =
"Rental=20
Assistance" program provides rental subsidies - "housing<BR>vouchers" - =
to those=20
units that it has funded with capital funds.&nbsp; These<BR>rental =
subsidies are=20
just like HUD's project-based vouchers; they go with<BR>the USDA rental =
unit b=13=20
not with the individual. If a person is lucky<BR>enough to reside in a =
USDA=20
multifamily "rental assistance" unit, like<BR>HUD's vouchers, the person =
pays=20
only a portion of the rent and the USDA<BR>"rental assistance" =
subsidizes the=20
rest of the rent.<BR><BR>In FY 2006, the USDA provided new Rental =
Assistance=20
awards for nearly<BR>42,000 units, which was in addition to the many =
existing=20
units that also<BR>receive USDA Rental Assistance.<BR><BR>As of 9/30/07, =
nearly=20
60% (266,228) of the USDA total multifamily rental<BR>units (441,534) =
receive=20
"Rental Assistance" subsidies.<BR><BR>Below we provide by State a =
breakdown of=20
the total number of USDA rental<BR>assistance properties the number of =
Rental=20
Assistance units (i.e., those<BR>with project-based subsidies) out of =
the total=20
number of USDA funded<BR>rental units.<BR><BR>To find the city and =
street=20
address of the USDA properties in your State<BR>with both the specific =
number of=20
units and the specific number that<BR>receives rental assistance, go to =
<A=20
href=3D"">www.nhtinc.org</A>, click on subsidized<BR>housing data, then =
go to your=20
State and click on USDA Section 515.<BR><BR>These USDA units must comply =
with=20
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act<BR>and must have at least five =
percent of=20
their units accessible for people<BR>with a mobility disability and =
another one=20
percent for visual and for<BR>hearing disabilities.&nbsp; People who =
require the=20
accessible features should<BR>be residing in those =
units.<BR><BR>Advocates=20
should know where these properties are located, how many units<BR>in =
each=20
property receives a "Rental Assistance" subsidy, and whether<BR>Section =
504 has=20
been complied with.<BR><BR>The first column of numbers lists the total =
number of=20
properties in the<BR>USDA "Multifamily Housing Portfolio."&nbsp; The =
second=20
column lists the number<BR>of units in the properties that receive a =
"Rental=20
Assistance" (i.e.,<BR>rental subsidy) and the third column lists the =
total=20
number of USDA units<BR>in all the properties.<BR><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
Alabama=20
.....................480 USDA multifamily properties<BR>.........have =
8,025=20
units receiving "Rental Assistance" out of a total<BR>15,789 USDA =
multifamily=20
units in the state.<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>Alaska =
....................... 39=20
USDA multifamily properties<BR>............have 813 units receiving =
"Rental=20
Assistance" out of a total of<BR>894 USDA multifamily units in the=20
state.<BR>&nbsp; <BR>&nbsp; Arizona .....................117 USDA =
multifamily=20
properties .......have<BR>3,175 units receiving "Rental Assistance" out =
of a=20
total 3712<BR><BR><BR><BR>USDA<BR>multifamily units in the=20
state.<BR>Arkansas....................362=20
............6,360..........10,267<BR>California..................407.....=
.......12,230..........18,828<BR>Colorado....................130=20
............2,428...........3,387<BR>Connecticut................. =
65............=20
1,639...........2,482<BR>Delaware.................... 53............=20
1,197...........1,633<BR>Florida.....................428.............9.31=
3..........16,346<BR>Georgia....................=20
457............=20
8,217..........15,984<BR>Hawaii.......................26...............70=
2...........1,011<BR>Idaho.......................181.............3,641...=
........4,224<BR>Illinois....................624.............7,208.......=
...10,835<BR>Indiana....................=20
556.............7,783..........14,135<BR>Iowa....................... 555 =

........... 7,602......... 10,412<BR>Kansas....................&nbsp;=20
366............ 3,882...........6,595<BR>Kentucky................... 450 =

........... 6,369..........12.261<BR>Louisiana.................. =
384............=20
7,729..........12,537<BR>Maine...................... 347=20
............5,980...........8,169<BR>Maryland....................168&nbsp=
;=20
.......... 2,990...........5,326<BR>Massachus..................&nbsp; =
62&nbsp;=20
...........1,488...........1,996<BR>Michigan...................=20
616.............9,208..........18,603<BR>Minnesota.................. 634 =

........... 6,468..........11,600<BR>Mississippi................ 498=20
............9,249..........15,377<BR>Missouri...................=20
796.............9,031..........18,596<BR>Montana....................=20
159.............1,969...........2,536<BR>Nebraska....................252.=
...........=20
2,532...........3,659<BR>Nevada...................... 69=20
............1,681...........2,060<BR>New Hampshire..............&nbsp;=20
84.............1,895...........2,516<BR>New=20
Jersey...................81.............2,018...........3,311<BR>New=20
Mexico..................108.............2,966...........3,946<BR>New =
York=20
.................. 450 ............5,376..........13,314<BR>North=20
Carolina............. 629............14,778..........22,457<BR>North=20
Dakota............... 226=20
............2,044...........3,130<BR>Ohio....................... =
392............=20
8,927..........14,673<BR>Oklahoma...................=20
292.............5,178...........8,042<BR>Oregon....................&nbsp;=
=20
185.............4,056...........5,448<BR>Pennsylvania...............=20
309.............6,922..........10,302<BR>Rhode =
Island...............&nbsp; 12=20
..............376.............421<BR>South Carolina............&nbsp;=20
324.............6,192..........11,893<BR>South =
Dakota..............&nbsp;=20
441.............4,622...........6,680<BR>Tennessee..................=20
375.............6,785..........12,832<BR>Texas.....................&nbsp;=
=20
756............13,629..........24,586<BR>Utah........................ 87 =

............1,706...........2,121<BR>Vermont....................&nbsp; =
66=20
............1,307...........1,581<BR>Virginia...................=20
261.............6,292..........10,279<BR>Washington ................ 297 =

............5,911...........8,716<BR>West Virginia.............. 248=20
............4,297...........7,107<BR>Wisconsin ................&nbsp; =
512=20
............6,648..........10,363<BR>Wyoming=20
.....................57.............1,167...........1,614<BR><BR>TOTAL...=
..............&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
15,603...........266,228.........441.534<BR><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Steve =
Gold,=20
The Disability Odyssey continues<BR><BR>Back issues of other Information =

Bulletins are available online at<BR><A=20
href=3D"">http://www.stevegoldada.com</A><BR>with a searchable Archive =
at this=20
site divided into different subjects.&nbsp; To<BR>contact Steve Gold =
directly,=20
write to <A href=3D"">stevegoldada@cs.com</A> <BR>or call =
215-627-7100.<BR></DIV>
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