Federal Agency Makes Available $85 Million for New Integrated Housing for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that it is making available $85 million to state housing agencies to provide affordable, inclusive, supportive housing for extremely low-income people with disabilities. This historic announcement marks the first time that Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program funding will be 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 supports and services. HUD estimates that this funding will provide 2,800 new Section 811 supporting housing units for people with disabilities. These units will be set within larger housing developments in the community. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is posted on Grants.gov (Funding Opportunity Number FR-5600-N-28).  The deadline for applications is July 31, 2012. Additional details on this opportunity will be made available in the coming days by the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) Resource Center on Supportive Housing at http://811resourcecenter.tacinc.org.

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