Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities

Through the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, HUD provides funding to develop and subsidize rental housing with supportive services for very low- and extremely low-income adults with disabilities. The goal of the Section 811 program is to allow persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community by providing affordable housing options and access to appropriate supportive services. The Section 811 program is authorized to operate in two ways: (1) the traditional way, by providing interest-free capital advances and operating subsidies to nonprofit developers of affordable housing for persons with disabilities; and (2) providing project rental assistance to state housing agencies.

The traditional Section 811 Program used federal funds to provide operating subsidies and capital advances to support nonprofit entities building housing for very low-income people with disabilities. This interest-free capital advances is provided to nonprofit sponsors to help finance the development of rental housing such as independent living projects, condominium units and small group homes with the availability of supportive services for persons with disabilities. The capital advance can finance the construction, rehabilitation, or acquisition with or without rehabilitation of supportive housing. The advance does not have to be repaid as long as the housing remains available for very low-income persons with disabilities for at least 40 years.

To learn more about the types of assistance provided, eligibility, and how to apply, go to the HUD.gov Section 811 portal.

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Section 811 PRA Trainings

Section 811 PRA multifamily property with wheelchair access

The 811 PRA Program Overview training provides an outline of the 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program, including partnership collaboration, roles and responsibilities, and key documents.

The Reasonable Accommodation in 811 PRA (Part 1) training discusses the scope of reasonable accommodation requests in the 811 PRA Program, specifically the legal obligation of grantees and housing providers of the 811 PRA Program to provide reasonable accommodation to applicants and residents with disabilities examples of reasonable accommodation, and common concerns raised.


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Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program

The Section 811 PRA Program provides funds to state housing agencies to allocate rental assistance to housing units set aside in affordable housing projects whose capital costs are funded through other state and federal programs