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Mar 16, 2016

News & Updates

Updated documents added to NOFA & Application Materials.

Program Contacts

Housing/Tenant Referral/Supportive Services
Supportive Services

Pa Lee
Urshella Starr

For Regional Center Consumer
Yvonne McCuistion Tucker

Affordable Housing Developer
Christina DiFrancesco

Updated February 2016

Section 811 Factsheet

Overview: In a collaborative partnership, the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Developmental Services, (DDS), and California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) will administer California’s Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration (Section 811) program to provide permanent supportive housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities, particularly those who reside in a long-term care facility and desire to return to community living. A primary barrier to returning to the community from a long-term facility is lack of affordable housing.

Background: The State of California was awarded nearly $24 million in the first two funding rounds of Section 811 Project Rental Assistance by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide five-year renewable rental assistance to affordable housing projects serving persons with disabilities. The funds will be administered with specific criteria as defined by each Round.

  • Round I Accepting Applications
    • HUD Round I awarded $11,870,256 to California in February 2013 to provide project-based rental subsidies of approximately 280 affordable units throughout the State for adults with disabilities living in a long-term care facility who qualify for community-based services and supports under the Medi-Cal program but lack affordable housing options. The program can also serve persons with developmental disabilities who are at risk of institutionalization and need affordable housing and services to remain in the community.
  • Round II Accepting Applications Beginning March 16, 2016
    • HUD Round II awarded $11,985,436 in May 2014 to provide project-based rental subsidies of 283 affordable units specifically to target Los Angeles County homeless persons, as well as, those institutionalized in long-term care facilities, and persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness who are at risk of institutionalization and need affordable housing and services to remain in the community.

Goals: The Section 811 funding will advance several critical California goals:

  • Enhancing opportunities for people with disabilities to live in integrated community settings
  • Ending chronic homelessness by providing affordable housing linked to Medi-Cal services
  • Reducing the costs associated with institutionalization for people who need access to affordable housing in order to avoid institutionalization, or who may otherwise end up homeless