Project Rental Assistance Program of Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities

This Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program seeks to identify, stimulate, and support sustainable state approaches that will transform the provision of housing for persons with disabilities while providing access to appropriate supports and services.

This NOFA will provide project-based


rental assistance funding to housing agencies.

These funds are available to be used as project-based rental assistance for housing units integrated within multifamily properties that are set-aside for extremely low-income persons with disabilities who are eligible for community-based long-term care services and supports provided under a State Medicaid Program or other comparable long-term services program.

Awards also allow limited use for administrative costs.

Any other use of funds is prohibited.

This Section 811 PRA program will support successful and promising state partnership models that have been developed to increase the number of permanent housing units for persons with disabilities with access to appropriate services.

This is not a voucher program.

This NOFA allows states to creatively combine or bundle Section 811 PRA funds with existing state administered affordable rental housing finance and development programs.

Housing agencies may either directly administer this project rental assistance to supported properties or in instances where there is limited experience, housing agencies are encouraged to partner/contract with other qualified parties to administer the long-term project rental assistance contracts.

A major threshold requirement of the program is that the state housing agency must have a focused partnership with the State Health and Human Service/Medicaid Agencies that will be responsible for ensuring that residents have access to the services and supports necessary to live in the community.
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Estimated Funding: $37,000,000

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Any housing agency currently allocating LIHTC under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 (IRC), any applicable participating jurisdiction allocating and overseeing assistance under the HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME), and/or a similar federal or state program are eligible to apply.

An Eligible Applicant may also be a state, regional, or local housing agency or agencies; or a partnership or collaboration of state and local/regional housing agencies.

To be eligible, the applicant must have an Inter-agency Partnership Agreement with the State Health and Human Services/Medicaid agencies (See Section III below for further information).

Note: Only one Eligible Applicant per state may receive funding.

In the event there are more than one Eligible Applicant, each state must determine which Eligible Applicant is the most appropriate.

The State Health and Human Services/Medicaid agency can only be included in one application for Section 811 PRA funds per state.

If the State Health and Human Services/Medicaid Agency is included in multiple applications from one state, none will be considered.

Since this is a state program, HUD will be rating individual state applications.

The State Health and Human Services/Medicaid agency will need to decide which Eligible Applicant, in the event there may be more than one, to partner with for this application submission.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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