This is the second in a series of six posts explaining the major eligibility requirements to receive housing assistance. The focus of this post is on disability requirements.
Every grant lists specific information about who may be assisted. There are five basic requirements, and each of these requirements has a spectrum.
There are many housing grants that are created by an Act of Congress. These acts are sent to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HUD administers these grants, typically to non-profits to deliver them to people in need throughout the United States.
Every grant that is created has a targeted group. The grant will also describe the threshold level of the five eligibility requirements. Many of the housing grants that are available are for people with disabilities.
A grant that requires it be served to someone with a disability will need to provide proof in one of four ways:
1.) The Social Security Administration has determined that the recipient has a disability;
2.) The recipient has a mental health disability that falls on the Axis I as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-DSM;
3.) The recipient has a disability that is expected to be of long duration and substantially imped the person’s ability to live independently or;
4.) The disability affects at least one major life activity.
This link was produced by HUD and was submitted July 28, 2014, to explain the disability requirement.
Other articles in this series: