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UNC Cares awards grants to address affordable, accessible housing concerns

The $2.4 million in grants will go to four organizations addressing affordable and accessible housing for older adults and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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Grants awarded from UNC Cares will go to four organizations for projects addressing affordable housing for older adults and those with traumatic brain injuries or intellectual disabilities. (UNC School of Social Work)

Carolina’s Center for Aging Research and Educational Services has awarded $2.4 million in grants to four organizations for their proposed projects to address the state’s availability of affordable and accessible housing and community services for older adults, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those with traumatic brain injuries.

The grants will be awarded as part of the “Building Capacity for Home and Community-Based Services Through Collective Impact” initiative. Each recipient organization will receive up to $150,000 per contract year to develop and implement initiatives using the collective impact framework. Funding for the project comes from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and covers four years with a possible fifth year renewal.

Explore this year’s awardees and their proposed projects.