HUD's Fourth Wave of CARES Funds to Help People with Disabilities
HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently announced nearly $77 million in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding, supporting up to 8,300 additional vouchers. Provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, this wave of relief funds is intended to provide affordable housing to non-elderly people living with disabilities.
After the CARES Act was signed into law, HUD allocated its first wave of funding, over $3 billion to assist communities and nonprofits, to help protect the homeless and Americans with compromised immune systems, as well as assist Tribal communities in their COVID-19 response efforts. Shortly after the initial $3 billion tranche, HUD announced a second wave of funding to help low-income Americans living in Public Housing and a third wave to help communities bolster coronavirus response and relief efforts.