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

 

To implement the new requirements for the new project rental assistance authority provided by the Melville Act.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
14.326
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
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 Demo 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.
Credentials/Documentation
This PRA Demo 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. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is posted on Grants.gov 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.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, 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.
Appeals
See program NOFA.
Renewals
Based on appropriations. See Program NOFA.
How are proposals selected?
See Program NOFA.
How may assistance be used?
Project Rental Assistance Demonstration funds (PRA Demo) 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?
Reporting
Quarterly and annually. See program NOFA. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Grantees will be required to provide special reporting to allow HUD to evaluate the results of the demonstration. See program NOFA.
Auditing
Not Applicable.
Records
See program NOFA.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. Leveraging is encouraged.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
All PRA Demo units must record a 30 year use agreements and all PRA Demo rental assistance contracts shall be for a minimum of 20 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Lessie Evans 451 7th St SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: lessie.p.evans@hud.gov Phone: 202-708-3000
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0237-0-3-371.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $226,000,000; and FY 15 est $42,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
tbd.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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