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  • HUD Section 811 Program Information
    The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 modernizes and reforms 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.
  • Update on Section 811 Appropriations
    On March 5, 2014, the President released his FY15 Budget. This is just the first step in the federal budget process. Next, Congressional appropriators will start to craft their FY15 bills. Section 811 is a critical source of funding for permanent supportive housing (PSH) targeted to non-elderly people with significant disabilities.
  • FY 2012 Section 811 PRA Demo Awards
    On February 12, 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it had preliminarily selected 13 states to participate in the first ever Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Demonstration.
  • FY 2012 Section 811 Program NOFA
    On May 15, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available $85 million to state housing agencies to provide affordable supportive housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities.
  • Related Policy & Programs
    The expansion of permanent supportive housing using innovative systems-level approaches like those authorized in HUD's reformed Section 811 Program holds great promise for systematically creating new integrated supportive housing opportunities in states and localities across the country. Integrated supportive housing approaches are responsive to the community integration mandates within the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead decision, a landmark disability rights case which affirms the right of people with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.
  • Multifamily PRAC Option
    The Multifamily Capital Advance/Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) modernizes the traditional Section 811 model by providing capital as well as project rental assistance to nonprofit organizations for the development of integrated permanent supportive housing for very low-income households with disabilities.
  • Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Option for State Housing Agencies
    The Melville Act authorizes a new and innovative Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) option to promote the creation of integrated permanent supportive housing units. The PRA option is the first federal 'stand alone' project-based rental assistance approach to help governments systematically and efficiently create integrated and highly cost-effective supportive housing units in affordable rental housing developments. Section 811 PRA units are projected to cost 60-80% less than traditional Section 811 units - and will leverage the development of thousands more units of permanent supportive housing each year.
  • Section 811 Program FAQs
    Frequently asked questions (FAQ) & answers relating to HUD's Section 811 Program.
  • DOJ Statement on Enforcement of Olmstead & the Integration Mandate in Title II of ADA
    This new guidance describes public entities' obligations and individuals' rights under the integration mandate of title II of the ADA and the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision. Questions and answers on a variety of ADA issues explain the Department's enforcement of Olmstead.