FY 2012 Section 811 Program NOFA
On May 15, 2012 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. This is the first time in the history of HUD's Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program that funding was offered to state housing agencies that meet new eligibility criteria, including having a partnership with a state health and human services and Medicaid agency to provide essential support and services. The application deadline was August 7, 2012.
TAC learned that two-thirds of the states applied for this first Section 811 PRA Demo NOFA. HUD has published the list of states that applied on its Section 811 Program web page. This tremendous response reinforces the need for permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities.
More on HUD's Section 811 Program
HUD's Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program is a critical program that assists the lowest income people with significant and long-term disabilities to live independently in the community by providing affordable housing linked with voluntary services and supports. The enactment of the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 reforms Section 811, creating the opportunity to systematically develop thousands of new permanent supportive housing units integrated within affordable housing properties every year.