The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Monday awarded 100 federal rental housing vouchers to the San Diego Housing Commission, valued at nearly $1.3 million.
HUD’s Mainstream Voucher program is intended to help pay rent for households with low incomes or experiencing homelessness that include adults between the ages of 18 and 61 who have disabilities.
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act allowed HUD to allocate additional vouchers to public housing authorities “to help them prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus in their communities.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of having a home you can afford, especially for vulnerable populations, including adults with disabilities,” said Richard Gentry, the Housing Commission’s president and CEO. “These additional housing vouchers will provide essential rental assistance for these households.”
The vouchers awarded to