The HUD Section 202 program provides operating funding for senior housing across the United States.
Tenant Eligibility Criteria
Low-income, elderly individuals (62 years and over) with an income below 50% of area median income (AMI) .
Only nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.
Rental assistance is based on Fair Market Rents, with tenant contribution of 30% of income.
The program provides three years of project rental assistance contracts (PRAC). After three years, the rental assistance is renewed noncompetitively directly from the Section 8 budget.
- Only some HUD 202 buildings meet the common definition of supportive housing; onsite services are not required, nor is there a mandate to serve homeless and/or disabled seniors. However, HUD will fund a service coordinator position for residents if 25% or more of the seniors are frail or at risk of institutionalization. HUD will also allow providers to use their 202 funding for up to $15 per unit per month in services.
- Proposals must include a service plan for residents but the services must be optional.
For More Information
Proposals are reviewed and rated by HUD Multifamily Hubs. There are two in New York, located in New York City and Buffalo.
For more information on the program, visit HUD's website.
Brett Wise, Region Director
Stacey Ashmore, Director
Last updated: 08/29/2019