On May 15, the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) issued a press release announcing that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made $85 million available to state housing agencies to provide affordable supportive housing for low-income persons with disabilities. The funds are offered under the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program.
This announcement marks the first time that funding under this section will be offered to state housing agencies meeting new eligibility criteria, including having a partnership with a state heath and human services and Medicaid agency to provide support and services.
HUD estimates this funding will provide 2,800 new Section 811 units—more than three times the number produced in past years. Applications under the program are due July 31, 2012.