Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons With Disabilities

The Section 811 Program provides grants to nonprofit organizations to develop and construct or rehabilitate rental housing with supportive services for very low-income persons with disabilities. The companion Mainstream Program awards funding for Section 8 Rental vouchers and certificates to very low-income families whose head, spouse, or sole member is a person with disability. The Section 811 program is designed to enable very low-income persons with disabilities to live independently by increasing the supply of rental housing with support services.

The program provides interest-free capital advances to nonprofit organizations to construct or rehabilitate rental housing with supportive services for very low-income persons with disabilities who are at least 18 years old. The advance remains interest-free and need not be repaid as long as the housing remains available for very-low income persons with disabilities for at least 40 years. The program also provides rental assistance for project residents. Residents pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross income in rent while Section 811 pays the difference between the monthly approved operating cost and the rent received from the tenant.

  Funding Category:

Interest-free capital advances for the construction or rehabilitation of rental housing.

Target Population:

Very low-income persons with disabilities who are at least 18 years old.

Funding Available:

For FY 2002, approximately $117.5 million.

Application Information:

For an application kit and any supplemental information, please call HUD's SuperNOFA Information Center at 1-800-HUD-8929. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may call the Center's TTY number at 1-800-HUD-2209.  When requesting an application kit, please refer to the Section 811 Program and provide your name, address (including zip code), and telephone number (including area code).  The application kit also will be available on the Internet through the HUD web site at http://www.hud.gov/grants and from the appropriate Multifamily Hub Office or Multifamily Program Center. Application deadline: June 5, 2002.

Contact:

Contact the appropriate Multifamily Hub Office or Multifamily Program Office. Gail Williamson at HUD Headquarters, (202) 708-2866.

Links to More Info:

HUD Section 811 Program Description

HUD Section 811 NOFA

HUD SuperNOFA

Administering Agency:

HUD

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