Independence Hill in Moscow, Idaho, opened in 2006. Independence Hill allows people with developmental disabilities to live independently rather than in a group home or other facility. A former board member planted the seed for building an independent living facility inspired by her son. The property features 14 units of supportive housing near the campus of the University of Idaho. The building includes a community room and a courtyard. All of Independence Hill's units are full, showcasing the need for similar properties that provide the opportunity for self-reliance within the framework of a supportive community. Every day, the residents at Independence Hill show how their lives are improving as a result of the services at the property.
Through an agreement with HUD, Independence Hill rents apartments under the HUD PRAC811 housing assistance payment program. This program provides maximum income limits for those seeking housing and residents never pay more than 30% of their income on rent.
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Since this property was built or renovated using funding from HUD's current Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program or legacy Section 202 program, residency is usually restricted to households earning 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or less with at least one adult member with a disability. Tenants pay rent based on household income. This rent is usually the highest of the following three amounts: either 30% adjusted monthly income, or 10% unadjusted monthly income, or, if receiving welfare assistance, the housing costs portion of this assistance.
Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in Moscow but actual income limits may differ for units at Independence Hill.
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Independence Hill is managed by Mercy Housing.