HUD to Reform Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program

Posted by Pam Blanton on December 29, 2010

From the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC):

The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 was enacted by Congress on December 21, 2010 and will soon be signed into law by President Obama.

This groundbreaking legislation will reinvigorate and modernize a moribund U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program – the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program. Section 811 provides critically important affordable housing linked with community-based supportive services for the most vulnerable people with disabilities.  By leveraging other sources of capital funding, such as federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, the reformed Section 811 program will now develop thousands more units of supportive housing every year and – for the first time – create integrated supportive housing units within affordable housing properties.  Read More

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