Silver Gardens is a 66-unit mixed-income affordable rental housing development located in Albuquerque, NM. The project was financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits issued by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority and City of Albuquerque Workforce Housing Funds. The project has 9 units set aside for people who were chronically homeless with co-occurring mental health and physical disabilities or persons with special needs.
The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 modernized and reformed HUD's Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program, creating the opportunity to develop thousands of new permanent supportive housing units integrated within affordable housing properties every year.
On February 12, 2013, HUD announced that it had selected 13 states to participate in the first ever Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Demonstration.
The creation of more integrated supportive housing options
using innovative systems-level approaches is consistent with the
U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision and recent federal
initiatives that offer states the opportunity to increase community
living options for people with disabilities.