July 24 New Date for Funders Call on HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program
Below please see a message from our partners at HUD’s Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation.
~~~Please note that this call was originally scheduled for July 5.~~~
Dear Philanthropic Partners,
We have rescheduled our upcoming Funders Call on HUD’s new Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program. We hope you can join this call with Ben Metcalf, Senior Advisor to the Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing/FHA Commissioner and Lessie Powell Evans, Housing Program Manager, Office of Multifamily Housing Programs. IPI will now be hosting this call on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 3:00-4:00 PM EDT.
The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (811 PRA Demo) is a central part of the Department’s effort to utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life. Authorized by the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010, the Section 811 PRA Demo expands the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program, which has historically provided funding to develop and subsidize rental housing with the availability of supportive services for very low-income adults with disabilities.
The Section 811 PRA Demo will award rental assistance funds to state housing agencies (or other appropriate entities) that have formed partnerships with state Medicaid and health and human services agencies that have developed methods for identifying, referring, and conducting outreach to a target population of extremely low-income persons with disabilities requiring long term services and supports. These operating funds will be used to set aside supportive units for this target population in affordable housing complexes whose capital costs are funded through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds, or other sources.
Investing Section 811 funds under this authority allows HUD to rely on the expertise of the state housing agencies to administer the award and on the state health care/Medicaid agency to identify the most critical population to be served and guarantee the delivery of appropriate services. The program is being implemented in close cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as part of the Community Living Initiative, a cross agency initiative to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live in the community with the right mix of services and supports.
During this funders-only call, HUD’s Section 811 PRA Demo team will provide background on the goals and purpose of the demonstration, an update on where it stands currently, and the opportunities for philanthropic collaboration. We hope you can join us.
Please RSVP to Sarah Gillespie at Sarah.B.Gillespie@hud.gov by COB Monday, July 23, 2012. (Those that registered for the originally scheduled call will also receive call-in information for this call.)
Ana Marie Argilagos
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development