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Multifamily Housing Service Coordinators

Provides assistance to elderly individuals and persons with disabilities living in federally assisted multifamily housing to obtain needed supportive services.

Nature of Program: This program provides funding for service coordinators who assist elderly individuals and persons with disabilities, living in federally assisted multifamily housing and in the surrounding area, to obtain needed supportive services from community agencies. Independent living with assistance is a preferable, lower cost housing alternative to institutionalization for many frail older persons and persons with disabilities. HUD provides funding through three mechanisms:  (1) a national competition with other properties for a limited amount of grant funding, (2) the use of the development's residual receipts or excess income, or (3) budget-based rent increases or special rent adjustments.

Applicant Eligibility: Owners of Section 202, Section 8 project-based (including Rural Housing Services Section 515), Section 221(d)(3) Below Market Interest Rate, and Section 236 housing developments that are designated primarily for occupancy by the elderly or persons with disabilities.

Legal Authority: Section 808 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 8012), as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-550) and the American Homeownership and Economic Opportunity Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-569).

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

Current Status: Active.