The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program helps expand the supply of affordable housing with supportive services for the elderly. The program provides funding, called a capital advance, to construct, acquire, or rehabilitate multifamily properties that serve very-low-income individuals 62 years of age or older. In addition to the capital advance, properties receive a renewable Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) which covers reasonable and necessary operating expenses beyond the tenant’s portion of the rent. This usually includes a service coordinator who links residents at Section 202 properties to supportive services in the community to allow them to live independently in an environment that provides supports such as cleaning, cooking and transportation. Additionally, owners can utilize up to $15 per unit per month for providing supportive services.
For information about existing 202 projects, contact your local HUD Multifamily Office (click on the state regional center that you are interested in contacting).
Information for 202 NOFO Applicants
The Section 202 program is open to nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)3 or a 501(c)4 designation or a nonprofit consumer cooperative. See the HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) page for the latest Section 202 NOFO with details on program requirements and how to apply.
NOFO Changes: In the Consolidated Appropriations Acts of 2021 and 2022, Congress appropriated funds to support the creation of intergenerational dwelling units for elderly caregivers raising children. Funding to build intergenerational units is available as part of the Section 202 NOFO.
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For Questions about the 202 NOFO, email 202CapitalAdvanceNOFO@hud.gov
Information for Tenants
To qualify to live in a Section 202 property, at least one adult member of the household applying must be at least 62 years old.
The household must make less than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) of the location of the property. You can find what 50% AMI is in your area here.
Residents at Section 202 properties are typically charged 30% of their adjusted income for rent, with the remaining costs covered by the federal government.
If you are interested in applying to live at a 202 property, you should contact the property owner or manager directly. HUD does not manage the leasing of 202 properties. You can find 202 properties in your area by visiting the HUD Resource Locator and selecting the “Find Affordable Elderly and Special Needs Housing” option.