Emergency Capital Repair Grants for Multifamily Housing Projects Designated for Occupancy

To provide private nonprofit owners of eligible developments designated primarily for occupancy by the elderly with grants to make emergency capital repairs.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Essex Manor, Saginaw, MI; Exchange Sunshine Home, Copperas, TX; and Kivel Manor, Phoenix, AZ.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

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.

Office - Persons are encouraged to communicate with the nearest local HUD Multifamily Hub and/or Program Center listed at http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/mfbroch/hubs_pcs.cfm.

Program Accomplishments

Funded 53 projects in FY 2007.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Emergency capital repair grants will be used to correct a situation that presents an immediate threat to the life, health and safety of project tenants.

Assistance is limited to those projects with emergency problems that are of such a magnitude that the problem poses an immediate threat to the quality of life of the tenants and the continuation of the existing problem could potentially result in an evacuation of the tenants or long-term tenant displacement unless the repairs are made.

The maximum amount an owner may apply for is $500,000.

The grant, along with funds from other sources, must remove the emergency condition(s).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Only private nonprofit owners of eligible multifamily assisted housing developments designated for occupancy by elderly tenants, as specified in Section 683(2)(B), (C), (D), (E), and (F, or G of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-550, approved October 28, 1992) and are identified as: Section 202 direct loan projects with or without Section 8 rental assistance; Section 202 capital advance projects receiving rental assistance under their Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC); Section 515 rural housing projects receiving project-based rental assistance; projects subsidized with Section 221(d)(3) below-market interest mortgage, projects assisted under Section 236 of the National Housing Act; and other projects receiving Section 8 project-based rental assistance.

To be eligible, owners must meet the following criteria: (1) Must be in compliance with Loan Agreement, Capital Advance Agreement, Regulatory Agreement, Housing Assistance Payment Contract, Project Rental Assistance Contract, Rent Supplement or LMSA Contract, or any other HUD grant or contract document; (2) Must be in compliance with all fair housing and civil rights laws, statutes, regulations, and executive orders enumerated in 24 CFR 5.105(a)as applicable.

The eligible projects must have had closing on or before January 1, 1999.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Residents of assisted housing projects designated for occupancy by elderly tenants.


Applicants are provided all necessary information to apply for the grants in the published Federal Register notice.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Applicants must comply with all applicable statutory requirements prior to application submission.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

A notice is published in the Federal Register each year announcing the availability of funds to potential applicants. Applicants will submit a complete application, in accordance with requirements of the notice published in the Federal Register. HUD staff will review each application to determine whether the application meets the requirements of the notice. At the end of the review, all applications will be either recommended for funding or rejected. If an application meets all program eligibility requirements after completion of the review, the local Multifamily HUB Director will forward a recommendation for funding to HUD Headquarters.

Award Procedures

HUD Headquarters will award the funds, if approved, in accordance with the funding queue established by the date and time of receipt of the applications in Grants.gov until the exhaustion of funds.


There is no application deadline date. Applications are received in Grants.gov, processed in the Field Offices and funded in Headquarters on an as submitted basis.


Section 202b of Title II of the Housing Act of 1959, 12 U.S.C. 1701q-2 and Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-161).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The Field Offices will have 15 working days from the date and time of receipt of the application to review the application, forward to the Hub and have the Multifamily HUB Director provide a recommendation for approval/disapproval of the funding request to Headquarters.





Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance


Post Assistance Requirements


Financial and performance reports as specified in the ECRP Grant Agreement.


HUD reserves the right to audit the accounts of the owner in order to determine compliance and conformance with HUD regulations and standards.


Regular progress and financial reports are required. Owners must service and maintain records in accordance with acceptable HUD and State requirements and regulations.

Financial Information

Account Identification



Reported under program 14.157.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$2,333 to $500,000; $235,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-161)provides funding for grants under section 202b of the Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q-2) for conversion of eligible projects to assisted living and for emergency capital repairs as determined by the Secretary of HUD.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Persons are encouraged to communicate with the nearest local HUD Multifamily Hub and/or Program Center listed at http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/mfbroch/hubs_pcs.cfm.

Headquarters Office

G. DeWayne Kimbrough, Director, Grant and Housing Assistance Field Support Division, Office of Multifamily Housing, Room 6146, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410; Telephone: (202) 708-3000.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for selecting proposals are listed in the published Federal Register notice.

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