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Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities

Through the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds development and rental housing subsidies with the availability of supportive services for very low- and extremely low-income adults with disabilities. The Section 811 program allows persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community by subsidizing rental housing opportunities which provide access to appropriate supportive services. The newly reformed Section 811 program is authorized to operate in two ways: (1) the traditional way, by providing interest-free capital advances and operating subsidies to non-profit developers of affordable housing for persons with disabilities; and (2) providing project rental assistance to state housing agencies, facilitated through Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRAC) between HUD and the project owner. Prior to 1992, Section 811 was a part of the Section 202 Program. To ensure that the needs of the non-elderly disabled were being addressed, in 1990 Congress created the Section 811 program for that population, and narrowed the Section 202 program to seniors.

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  • Supply/Demand: Supply, Demand
  • Category: Land and Financing, Rental Subsidies and Assistance
  • Scale: Very Large Scale (over 10,000 units)
  • Timeframe: 1992 - Present
  • Occupancy tenure: Rental
  • Construction Type: New Construction, Rehabilitation
  • Building Type: Multi-family
  • Developers/Owners: Non-profit
  • Income Restrictions: Very Low-income
  • Special Populations: Persons with Disabilities

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