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Supportive Housing for the Elderly

Provides assistance to expand the supply of housing with supportive services for the elderly.

Nature of Program: Capital advances are made to eligible private, nonprofit sponsors and, in cases of mixed-finance, for-profit limited partnerships where the sole general partner is (i) a nonprofit organization or (ii) a for-profit corporation wholly owned and controlled by one or more nonprofit organizations; or (iii) a limited liability company wholly owned and controlled by one or more nonprofit organizations to finance the development of rental housing with supportive services for the elderly. The advance is interest free and does not have to be repaid so long as the housing remains available for very low-income elderly persons for at least 40 years.  Project rental assistance covers the difference between the HUD-approved operating cost of the project and the tenants' contributions toward rent.

Applicant Eligibility: Private, nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives may qualify for assistance, and may partner with private, for-profit entities so long as the sole general partner is a nonprofit organization that meets the statutory requirements. Occupancy is open to very low-income households which include at least one person 62 years of age or older.

Legal Authority: Section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q), as amended by section 210 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 86-372); section 801 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625); the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-550); the Rescissions Act (Public Law 104-19); the American Homeownership and Economic Opportunity Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-569); the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-289); and the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-372). Regulations are at 24 CFR part 891.

Administering Office: Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner,
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410-8000.

Information Sources: Administering office and HUD field offices.
On the Web:  www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/eld202.cfm

Current Status: Active.