Section 811 Rental Assistance
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In a collaborative partnership, the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) have developed California's Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program. This demonstration program provides the state, in coordination with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and local stakeholders, the opportunity to proactively implement system changes for Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities, ages 18-61, who have resided in a long-term health care facility for at least 60 days and desire to return to community living, or are at risk of institutionalization pursuant to the terms of the applicable Notice of Funding availability.
Project sponsors will apply for long-term project-based rental assistance funding. Each project requesting rental assistance funds will have already received development financing from one of the State's housing agencies. A Rental Assistance Contract will be executed for the project based subsidy and the State will administer the subsidy. Through the program, it is estimated that 563 units will be reserved for extremely low-income people with disabilities. Project rental assistance tenants will have access to a full continuum of Medi-Cal funded services.
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.
If you are looking for housing and don't qualify for the Section 811 assistance described above, CalHFA recommends to following resources:
- Visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website for a list of California local housing authorities where you may want to live.
- Visit the CA State Treasurers California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) website for a list of all existing multifamily housing projects developed using Low Income Housing Tax Credits in California.
- Dial 211 to connect with local services if you need emergency shelter or emergency rental assistance