The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.
This program has awarded 463 grants through the end of fiscal year 2007.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Homeless (single) individuals.
An eligible applicant is a PHA or private nonprofit organization.
Private nonprofits have to contract with a PHA to administer the rental assistance.
Private nonprofit organizations and public housing agencies will certify to their eligibility.
Aplication and Award Process
An environmental assessment is required for this program.
Any site that would have a significant adverse impact on the human environment will not be eligible for funding.
All components of this program are excluded from coverage under E.O.
An application package prescribing the specific information that applicants must submit is available from HUD through the annual Continuum of Care Notice of Fund Availability. The standard application form as furnished by HUD must be used for this program. Any proposed project under this program must be consistent with the applicable HUD-approved Consolidated Plan.
HUD reviews applications, rates and ranks those meeting threshold requirements, and makes conditional grant awards to those applications most highly ranked.
A Notice of Fund Availability announces deadlines for completed applications and time frames for HUD selections.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, Title IV, as amended.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Processing of applications and selection of successful applicants will take place at HUD field offices and Headquarters, HUD Headquarters will make selection. Funds, however, will not be obligated until the technical submission is approved.
Applicants may appeal the results of HUD's review and selection process if they believe a HUD error has occurred. Appeals must be in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development and must state what HUD error the applicant believes has occurred.
On an annual basis, dependent on fund availability.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Under the SRO Program, an eleven-year Annual Contribution Contract (ACC) is signed by the PHA with HUD. After the ACC is signed, the PHA and owner sign an AHAP and the owner has 12 months from the date of ACC execution to complete rehabilitation on the project. Once the rehabilitation is completed and the PHA inspects the units to ensure compliance with HUD's physical condition standards (PCS), a 10-year Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract is signed between the PHA and project owner.
Post Assistance Requirements
Each recipient must keep records and any reports as specified by HUD, such as required annual reports.
The financial management systems used by governmental entities that are recipients under this program must provide for audits in accordance with 24 CFR 44. HUD may perform further and additional audits as it finds necessary or appropriate.
Each recipient must keep any records and make any reports that HUD may require.
(Grants) FY 07 $14,450,000; FY 08 est $16,077,000; and FY 09 est $16,642,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 2007, the three awards ranged from the smallest of $255,360 to the largest of $1,027,200 for an average award of $536,960.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
24 CFR Part 882, Subpart H Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program for Homeless Individuals; Final Rule, as well as 24 CFR, Part 5, Subparts A,E and F. Program information also available from Community Connections at HUD at 1-800-998-9999.
Regional or Local Office
Designated contact person or monitor for the Section 8 SRO Program in the HUD Field Offices with a Community Planning and Development Division (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of HUD Field Offices).
Robyn Raysor, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 7266, 451 7th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-4300. Use the same number for FTS. E-mail: Robyn.S.Raysor@hud.gov.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The criteria for selecting proposals will be listed under each Notice of Fund Availability.
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