The Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) is applying to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for funding through the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program.
The Section 811 Program assists the lowest income people with significant and long-term disabilities to live independently in the community by providing affordable housing linked with voluntary services and supports. PRA funds can only be used as rental assistance. Capital Advances are not an eligible activity.
DOH will attach the PRA subsidy to new or existing multifamily developments in which the development costs are paid for with other public or private sources. This includes projects that have a commitment of federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds, or other commitments of funding from federal, state, or local government or any other source. Project owners can be nonprofit or for-profit developers.
This funding will provide project based rental assistance to households composed of one or more persons who are:
The main target group for the Section 811 project will be participants of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) grant. Colorado’s MFP grant is called Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT). CCT is an initiative of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF). The goal of CCT is to move at least 500 persons with disabilities out of nursing homes and other long-term care in the next five years. HCPF is partnering with supportive service agencies and housing providers to provide enhanced services associated with affordable housing to assist with the transition of consumers into the community. The enhanced services will be provided for up to a year after the consumer moves into the community. After that, the consumer will be provided with regular supportive services through state Medicaid contracts. Go to the Department of Local Affairs Colorado Choice Transitions Program website for more information (http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DOLA-Main/CBON/1251597477710).
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