The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Multifamily Housing Programs has published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (PRA Demo). This program will provide $85 million in funding to State housing agencies or other appropriate housing agencies to provide long term project-based rental assistance contracts for approximately 2,800 affordable housing units set aside for extremely low-income persons with disabilities.
Authorized by the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010, the 811 PRA Demo will award rental assistance funds to state housing agencies (or other appropriate entities) that have formed partnerships with state Medicaid and health and human services agencies that have developed methods for identifying, referring, and conducting outreach to a target population of extremely low-income persons with disabilities requiring long term services and supports. These operating funds will be used to set aside supportive units for this target population in affordable housing complexes whose capital costs are funded through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds, or other sources. For more information go to: FY2012 Section 811 PRA Demo
Approximately 8-16 states will receive awards under this demonstration program, with funding expected in the fall of 2012.
The deadline to apply for funds under this NOFA has been extended from July 31, 2012 to August 7, 2012.
Please note that grants.gov has posted an extension of the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration NOFA until 08/07/12 to accommodate the lack of service at the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) because CCR is transitioning to a new platform “System for Award Management” (SAM). The date is the only change. If applicants have already submitted, there is no need to do anything else.
To view the press release, go to Press Release.