Project Rental Assistance Demonstration (PRA Demo) Program of Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities


The Project Rental Assistance (PRA) provides funding to state housing agencies for project-based rental operating assistance for extremely low-income persons with disabilties. The primary purpose is to identify, stimulate, and support innovate state-level strategies that will transform and increase housing for low-income persons with disabilities while also making available appropriate support and services.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 101-625, as amended by the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act , Public Law 111-374., 42 U.S.C. 8013
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any housing agency currently allocating Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) under IRS Section 42 or any housing or Community Development Agency currently allocating and overseeing in good standing HOME Funds or the Section 8 Program or a similar program are eligible applicants, and only one housing agency per state is eligible. Only states that are developing partnerships or that have existing partnerships with State Health Care and Human Service Agency or agencies and the state Medicaid Agency for supportive services are eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Extremely low-income non-elderly (18-62 years of age) persons with disabilities that are eligible for community-based, long-term care as provided through Medicaid waivers, Medicaid state plan options or other appropriate services. Eligible applicants will provide these PRA project-based rental assistance funds to not more than 25% of the units in multifamily developments for extremely low-income persons with disabilities which are the beneficiaries.
This PRA Program is designed to develop and support sustainable partnership with State Housing Agencies and State Health and Human Services and State Medicaid Agencies that will result in long-term strategies to provide permanent affordable rental housing for persons with disabilities receiving Medicaid services in the community.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is posted on each fiscal year, subject to the availability of funds, announcing the availability of funds to potential applicants. Applicants must submit an application in response to the NOFA.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed and selected for funding based upon the ranking and rating factors outlined in the NOFA.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Applications must be submitted within the time period specified in the NOFA. At the end of the application submission period, applicants are notified within 150 days of their conditional approval.
See program NOFA
Based on appropriations. See Program NOFA.
How are proposals selected?
See Program NOFA
How may assistance be used?
Project Rental Assistance funds (PRA ) are provided to cover the difference between the approved rents of the unit and the tenants’ contributions toward rent (30 percent of income). The funds are provided to support the development of supportive housing units for extremely low income persons with disabilities in multifamily properties.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Grantees will be required to provide special reporting to allow HUD to evaluate the results of the program. See program NOFA.
Not applicable.
See program NOFA.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
All PRA units must record a 30 year use agreements and all PRA rental assistance contracts shall be for a minimum of 20 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Belinda Koros
451 7th St SW Room 6158
Washington, DC 20410 US
Phone: 202-402-3615
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 22$1,794,000.00; FY 23 est $105,999,999.00; FY 24 est $148,000,000.00; FY 21$184,569,504.00; FY 20$0.00; FY 19 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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