WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) announced today that the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association of Mobile will receive $4,323,000 in federal grant money to increase the supply of rental housing for the elderly and those poor in health.
The funding is provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs Section 202, Supportive Housing for the Elderly grant program.
AHEPA will use the funds to help construct rental housing with supportive services for low-income elderly persons or those with poor health, aged 62 years or older, in order for these individuals to be able to live independently.
“I am pleased to announce more than $4 million in major grant funding to this important project,” Sessions said. “This funding will be allocated to projects that provide critical housing assistance to our most vulnerable citizens– low income, elderly persons. Projects such as these improve the quality of life for the residents, and promote stability and self-sufficiency.”
In the last two years, the office has assisted in obtaining more than $210 million in competitive federal funds for communities and non-profit organizations in Alabama. Sessions’ office also publishes a Weekly Grants Advisory, available on Sessions’ website, www.sessions.senate.gov, to make grant information and application procedures more accessible to Alabama’s communities and leaders.