Section 811 provides capital and project based rental assistance to create housing for people with disabilities across the United States.
Tenant Eligibility Criteria
Very low-income adults with disabilities. This includes persons with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, chronic mental illness, or any combination of the three. Section 811 is designed to create permanent, affordable housing opportunities for people with disabilities who are in institutional or group home settings, or homeless.
Nonprofit organizations that serve people with disabilities.
Capital funding up to $2.5 million per project. Funding limited to HUD Total Development Cost Limits, available on HUD's website.
Rental Assistance is provided to units in affordable housing based on Fair Market Rents, requiring tenant contribution of 30% of income.
Five-year initial term which is renewable annually.
- Sources of services funding must be documented to ensure that housing is truly supportive.
- Funded supportive units must be 25% or less of a total mixed use project. Davis-Bacon prevailing wage for construction workers applies for projects with more than twelve 811-funded units.
- HUD area total development cost (TDC) limits are often less than half of the real TDCs. Most 811 projects will require additional capital for the supportive housing units.
- Additional funding for project based rental assistance only is being made available to state Housing Finance Agencies.
For More Information
Read the 2019 HUD 811 NOFA.
For specific questions about the NOFA, email FY18811NOFA@HUD.gov.
Last updated: 10/17/2019