Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing


HUD’s investment under this Demonstration program is intended to facilitate aging in place by providing a supportive services subsidy to certain elderly restricted HUD assisted independent housing developments. The supportive service subsidy will (1) cover all reasonable cost related to the provision of a full-time enhanced service coordinator and part-time preventive health nurse as well as (2) allocate a nominal amount towards eligible services expenses for our aging residents. Elderly persons who have access to affordable, safe and accessible housing, who practice healthy behaviors, take advantage of wellness, preventive and long-term care services and supports, and those who continue to engage with family and friends are more likely to achieve better health outcomes, live independently, age in place and incur fewer health-related costs. Under this NOFA, HUD will evaluate the extent to which the selected housing plus supportive service models allow elderly persons to live independently and age in place, including improving general well being, improving health outcomes and health-care utilization, and preventing or delaying institutionalization. Funding priority will be given to those sponsors that evidence the ability to accomplish the following three goals: Strengthen the Availability of Supportive Services by effectively using the Service Coordinator to create and support partnerships between housing and supportive service providers to support aging in place; Support Aging-in-Place by fostering an environment that allows for elderly persons to live independently by accessing home and community-based supportive services that are designed to promote general well being, improved health outcomes; and Improve the evidence base on the effectiveness of Section 202 housing as a platform to improve health outcomes by participating in an effort led by HUD (or its contractors and/or grantees) to develop standard procedures to be implemented by all sponsors/owners for (1) measurement of outcomes related to general well being; health and health-care utilization; and costs to the health care system; (2) implementation of the enhanced service coordinator model in the same way in all sites; and (3) enrollment of eligible applicants into a random assignment study. To achieve these goals, Sponsors/Owners must have a comprehensive approach to strategically implement a supportive services model that can support the needs of all residents. As a condition of the receipt of financial assistance under this program NOFA, all Sponsors/Owners will be required to cooperate with HUD staff, contractors, or grantees who perform HUD-funded evaluation of the 202 housing program. HUD envisions the study will be undertaken by independent researchers in collaboration with Sponsors/Owners.

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Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants must be owners of existing eligible federally assisted multifamily properties. 1. Eligible Multifamily Property: a. Must be a HUD-assisted development with at least 50 assisted housing units - Unit count may be a combined count of total number in a campus setting. The development must be occupied by Eligible Tenants as defined below. b. HUD-Assisted housing types are limited to: (1) Housing that is assisted under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q), including housing that is assisted under section 202 as such section existed before the enactment of the National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625); (2) Housing for which project-based assistance is provided under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f), including Section 515 rural housing projects, as authorized under section 515 of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1485), receiving Section 8 rental assistance; (3) Housing financed by a loan or mortgage insured under section 221(d)(3) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715) that bears interest at a rate determined under section 221(d)(5) of such Act; or (4) Housing insured, assisted, or held by the Secretary, a State, or a state agency under section 236 of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715z–1); c. Properties meeting the requirements of 1.a. and 1.b. of this subsection with an existing service coordinator on staff may apply for funding under this NOFA in order to hire the Wellness Nurse and implement this enhanced supportive service model. Acceptance of funding under this NOFA will require the Owner to comply with the requirements as detailed in this NOFA. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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Alicia Anderson
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