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HUD To Give $212 Million In Funds To Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities

With the help of funding, new affordable housing opportunities will be created for the disabled and low-income people.

October 13, 2023

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Multifamily Housing announced the availability of $212 funds to increase the supply of affordable housing and supportive services for people with low-income and disabled people. The participants of the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program can access the funding to develop and provide supportive services for rental housing to meet the needs of the vulnerable population. 

HUD’s Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said, “Every American should have the ability to live in affordable housing that caters to their needs. Unfortunately, today, far too many housing options are inaccessible to those with disabilities – and those with the appropriate accommodations are often too expensive. This announcement delivers serious progress, making $212 million available to expand housing supply and supportive services for low-income folks with disabilities.”

Nearly $106 Million is available in capital advances through the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Contract Program (PRAC) to be used for the development of new supportive housing along with the rental subsidies to keep homes affordable. 

$106 Million will be provided to state housing and other agencies to cover the difference between tenant’s contributions towards rental payments and HUD-approved rent for the property of eligible tenants with disabilities. 

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs Ethan Handelman said, “The goal is to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to live with dignity and independently within an integrated community that provides them with access to appropriate supportive services that they choose. This funding is a small but important part of HUD’s overall commitment to meeting the housing needs of all communities.”

Section 811 allows persons with disabilities to live independently by subsidizing rental housing to provide access to supportive services. The primary purpose of Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program (PRA) is to support and develop innovative state-level strategies to transform and increase housing for low-income people and people with disabilities. 

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Announces $212 Million Funding Opportunity to Expand Affordable Housing Options for Persons with Disabilities”. Department of Housing and Urban Development, October 12, 2023, 

HUD Announces $212 Million Funding Opportunity to Expand Affordable Housing Options for Persons with Disabilities | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021