Brief summary of FHEO role:
The Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities – Capital Advance program provides funding to develop and subsidize rental housing with the availability of supportive services for very low- and extremely low-income adults with disabilities.
FHEO reviews Section 811 NOFO applications for new construction to determine whether the application is eligible for funding based on the site selected. All sites for new construction must comply with the applicable site and neighborhood standards requirements set forth in the Section 811 program regulations at 24 C.F.R. 891.125. FHEO reviews proposed sites for new construction for compliance with 24 C.F.R. 891.125(b) and (c).
FHEO reviews and evaluates Section 811 NOFO applications through several civil rights related factors. These factors include:
- The applicant’s experience providing housing and services to minority persons and ties to the minority community,
- Limited English Proficiency (LEP),
- Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing,
- Site and Neighborhood Standards (SNS), and
- The application’s consistency with local Consolidated Plans (Con Plan), Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice/Assessment of Fair Housing, and other fair housing documents.