The State of Maryland recently announced a renewal of the “Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities” initiative. This collaborative effort, overseen jointly by the Departments of Disabilities (MDOD), Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and Health (MDH) will finance the creation of affordable and integrated community living opportunities statewide for low-income people with disabilities of designated populations with outstanding service needs.
The Weinberg Foundation has committed a $3 million capital grant to the development of additional rental housing for people with disabilities who are recipients of either Social Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) from the Social Security Administration. This builds on a $2 million grant issued in 2011 and an additional $2 million grant issued in 2016—a total of $7 million to provide 33 units throughout the State now and in the coming years.
“The Weinberg Foundation is proud to continue partnering with the State of Maryland on this crucial program,” said Amy Kleine, Weinberg Foundation Senior Program Director. “The Foundation is committed to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to live independently, safely, and within their communities. To that end, this partnership provides a creative mechanism to make high-quality, integrated housing accessible to those who need it most.”