On Feb. 13, 2013, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced grants totaling $98 million for 3,530 units of supportive housing for people living with serious mental illness and other disabilities – including people living in institutions and people experiencing chronic homelessness. HUD selected 13 states to administer the new Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Demonstration; 35 states made applications to HUD, an indicator of the enormous demand within the states for integrated supportive housing units. This new Section 811 PRA Demonstration is designed to assist state housing agencies to expand integrated supportive housing opportunities for people with the most significant and long term disabilities, and was the centerpiece of the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010.
NAMI supported this new program – the Section 811 PRA Demonstration – through the Consortium for Citizens With Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
More information about these awards can be found at:
Posted: Feb. 26, 2013