HUD Releases FY13/14 Section 811 PRA NOFA: Read TAC's Summary
On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued its second ever Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program which provides project-based rental assistance to state housing or other appropriate housing agencies to create permanent supportive housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. The primary purpose of the PRA program is to identify, stimulate, and support innovative state-level strategies that will transform and increase housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities while also making available appropriate services and supports.
HUD is seeking to support state housing and health and human service/Medicaid agency collaborations that have or will result in increased access to affordable - new and existing - permanent supportive housing units with access to appropriate services. An Inter-Agency Partnership Agreement between the state housing and state health and human services/Medicaid agency (ies) is a threshold requirement of the program.
Section 811 PRA funds can only be used to fund project-based rental operating assistance and allowable administrative costs relating to the administration of the Section 811 PRA program, but cannot be used to fund any project development costs. Development costs on eligible Multifamily Projects must be paid with funds from other public and private sources.
The NOFA makes available approximately $120 million from FY13 and FY14 appropriations. The NOFA indicates additional funding may be available based on carry-over funds from prior years. HUD expects to make between 12 and 18 awards and anticipates that individual grants awarded under this NOFA will range from a minimum of $2 million and a maximum of $12 million.
Learn more about the Section 811 PRA Program