FY 2023 Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Capital Advance)
The Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program aims to expand the supply of integrated affordable housing by providing Capital Advance funding for the development of permanent supportive rental housing for very-low-income persons with disabilities who are 18 years of age or older and less than 62 years of age at entry. The program also provides project rental subsidies in the form of a Project Rental Assistance Contract (“PRAC”) to maintain ongoing affordability over at least the next forty years. These units provide persons with disabilities the opportunity to live with dignity and independence within the community in an integrated environment that provides access to appropriate and voluntary supportive services.
Individuals with disabilities have historically faced discrimination that limited opportunities to live independently in the community and often required persons to live in institutions and other segregated settings. In 1999, the United States Supreme Court issued the landmark decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999), affirming that the unjustified segregation of individuals with disabilities is a form of discrimination prohibited by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Olmstead held that persons with disabilities must have choice in the housing, health care, and related support services they receive. As individual states facilitate the transition and integration of persons with disabilities at serious risk of institutionalization and other segregated settings into the community, Sponsors/Owners of supportive rental housing for persons with disabilities have an opportunity to design innovative approaches to meet the associated challenges and opportunities.
HUD is committed to helping Sponsors/Owners offer very low-income persons with disabilities housing options that provide meaningful choices about housing, health care, and long-term services and support, so they can participate fully in community life. The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-374) amended Section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 8013), including the PRAC program, to better achieve this goal.
HUD through this NOFO seeks to fund innovative Section 811 permanent supportive housing models that will be at the forefront of design, service delivery and efficient use of federal resources. To meet this goal, HUD expects successful applications to demonstrate best practices or innovation in both physical design and supportive services. Proposals must promote the long-term housing security and facilitate community integration of persons with disabilities. HUD aims to provide Capital Advance funding to those applicants who meet the goal of developing permanent supportive housing.
Funding Opportunity Goal for this NOFO are:
- Expands the supply of integrated affordable housing for persons with disabilities that results in residents achieving independent living in the community.
- Fund innovative permanent supportive housing models for persons with disabilities that will be at the forefront of design, enhanced accessibility features, visitability, and universal design to ensure program sustainability and continuity for the forty-years.
- Provide supportive housing to persons with disabilities with links to voluntary and flexible person-centered supports and community-based services that are designed to foster and sustain housing stability.
Program Office: Office of Multifamily Housing
Funding Opportunity Title: Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program (Capital Advance)
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6700-N-49
Assistance Listing Number:14.181
Due Date for Applications: 02.12.2024
Contact information: HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFO. Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to 811CAPAdvance@hud.gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have speech and other communication disabilities may use a relay service to reach the agency contact. To learn more about how to make an accessible telephone call, visit the webpage for the Federal Communications Commission. Note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.