The Assisted Living Conversion Program (ALCP), authorized by Section 202(b) of the Housing Act of 1959 as amended, provides private non-profit owners of eligible properties with a grant for the conversion of some or all of their units into assisted living facilities for the frail elderly. The properties must have been designated for the elderly and occupied for at least 5 years and must be funded with at least one of the following housing programs: Section 202, Section 515 properties receiving Section 8 rental assistance, other properties receiving Section 8 project-based rental assistance, Section 221(d)(3) Below-Market Interest Rate, and Section 236. In addition, unused and underutilized commercial properties owned by private non-profits are also eligible. Grant funds are used to cover the physical costs of configuring units, creating common areas and space for supportive services, and making other changes that are consistent with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the state’s regulations for assisted living facilities. The reconfigured facilities must include enough community space to accommodate a central kitchen or dining area, lounges, recreation and other multiple use areas, as well as offices or staff spaces.