HUD Offers $112 Million for Section 811 Funding, Including Preference Points for OZs

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 12:30pm

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a combined $112 million in funding to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for very-low-income people with disabilities, including a program with preference points for developments in opportunity zones (OZs). The funding for two components of the Section 811 program include traditional Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities and Section 811 Project Rental Assistance. It is the first time HUD has funded both programs in nine years. There is up to $75 million in capital advance funding for nonprofits to fund innovative permanent supportive housing models, which includes two preference points for applicants seeking to build or rehabilitate developments in OZs. HUD is also making up to $37 million in rental assistance available to housing agencies working closely with state Health and Human Service or Medicaid agencies.