Two-thirds of States Apply for First Section 811 PRA Demo NOFA
On May 15, 2012, the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Rental Assistance Demonstration (PRA Demo) Program was published. The PRA Demo NOFA announced the availability for the first time of $85 million in Section 811 PRA Demo funding to identify, stimulate, and support innovative state-level partnerships and strategies that will transform and increase permanent supportive housing options for extremely low-income people with disabilities.
Recently, TAC learned that two-thirds of the states applied for this first Section 811 PRA Demo NOFA. HUD has published the list of states that applied on its Section 811 program webpage. This tremendous response reinforces the need for permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities. Applications were due August 7, 2012, and HUD expects to announce awards in mid-November.