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Contracts for Services to USA Nonprofits for Supportive Rental Housing for Low-Income People with Disabilities

Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Capital Advance)


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
CFDA Number: 14.181
Funding or PIN Number: FR-6700-N-49
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Important Dates
Deadline: 02/12/24 11:59 PM Eastern Time Save

Grant Description
Contracts for services to USA nonprofit organizations to develop permanent supportive rental housing for low-income people with disabilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take four weeks or longer to complete. Funding is intended to offer individuals with disabilities (age 18 years or older) the opportunity to live independently and with dignity within the community in an integrated environment that provides access to appropriate and voluntary supportive services. The program also provides project rental subsidies to maintain ongoing affordability over the next 40 years.

HUD through this NOFO seeks to fund innovative Section 811 permanent supportive housing models that will be at the forefront of design, service delivery and efficient use of federal resources. To meet this goal, HUD expects successful applications to demonstrate best practices or innovation in both physical design and supportive services. Proposals must promote the long-term housing security and facilitate community integration of persons with disabilities. HUD aims to provide Capital Advance funding to those applicants who meet the goal of developing permanent supportive housing.

Capital Advance funds must be used to finance construction, reconstruction, moderate or substantial rehabilitation, or acquisition of a structure with or without rehabilitation. 

Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRACs) are used to cover the difference between the tenants' contributions toward rent and the HUD approved cost to operate the project. 

Partnerships. Sponsors/Owners are encouraged to establish formal partnerships with health and human service agencies or other organizations with a demonstrated capacity to coordinate voluntary services and support to enable individuals to live independently in the community.

Applicable Goals and Objectives from HUD’s Strategic Plan

  1. Increase the Supply of Housing: Enhance HUD's programs that increase the production and supply of housing across the country.
  2. Guide Investment in Climate Resilience: Invest in climate resilience, energy efficiency, and renewable energy across HUD programs.
  3. Strengthen Environmental Justice: Reduce exposure to health risks, environmental hazards, and substandard housing, especially for low-income households and communities of color.
  4. Integrate Health and Housing: Advance policies that recognize housing's role as essential to health.

For more information about these goals and objectives, see

Other Goals and Objectives:

  • Expands the supply of integrated affordable housing for persons with disabilities that results in residents achieving independent living in the community.
  • Fund innovative permanent supportive housing models for persons with disabilities that will be at the forefront of design, enhanced accessibility features, visitability, and universal design to ensure program sustainability and continuity for the forty-years.
  • Provide supportive housing to persons with disabilities with links to voluntary and flexible person-centered supports and community-based services that are designed to foster and sustain housing stability. 

For a checklist including building design components that must be incorporated into every proposed project under this NOFO, see


  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Additional Information on Eligibility
1. Eligible applicants are Sponsors or Co-Sponsors that are private non-profit organizations that have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986, other than institutions of higher education, and who meet the threshold requirements contained in Section III, D below. The Owner corporation, when later formed by the Sponsor, must be: A single-purpose and single-asset private non-profit organization that has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986; or
2. A for-profit limited partnership, the sole general partner of which owns at least one hundredth of one percent of the partnership assets, whereby the sole general partner is either: an organization meeting the requirements of § 891.805 or a corporation owned and controlled by an organization meeting the requirements of §891.805. If the project will include units financed with the use of Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and the organization is a limited partnership, the requirements of section 42 of the IRS code, including the requirements of section 42(h)(5), apply. The general partner may also be the sponsor, so long as it meets the requirements of this part for sponsors and general partners.

Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization.

A faith-based organization may not use direct financial assistance from HUD to support or engage in any explicitly religious activities except where consistent with the Establishment Clause and any other applicable requirements. Such an organization also may not, in providing services funded by HUD, discriminate against a beneficiary or prospective program beneficiary on the basis of religion, religious belief, a refusal to hold a religious belief, or a refusal to attend or participate in a religious practice.

Individuals or any entity not listed as an Eligible Applicant are ineligible to apply under this NOFO.

1. Capital Advance funds awards are not available in connection with:
a. Supportive Services;
b. Facilities currently owned and operated as housing for persons with disabilities, except with rehabilitation as defined in 24 CFR 891.105. Also, 24 CFR 891.809(c) prohibits the use of Capital Advance funds connected with facilities currently owned and operated by the sponsor for persons with disabilities except for rehab;
c. Acquisition of facilities currently owned and operated by the sponsor as housing for the elderly, except with rehabilitation as defined in 24 CFR 891.105;
d. Prohibited facilities as found at 24 CFR 891.315: Infirmaries, nursing stations, spaces dedicated to the delivery of medical treatment or physical therapy, padded rooms, or space or respite care or sheltered workshops;
e. Housing that would not meet the definition of Housing and related facilities found at 24 CFR 891.105. This includes nursing homes, hospitals, intermediate care facilities, or transitional care facilities (except for facilities for the care of individuals with developmental disabilities), community centers with or without special components for use by persons with disabilities, and headquarters for organizations for people with disabilities;
f. Manufactured housing;
g. Assisted living facilities

Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern time on 02/12/2024.

HUD strongly recommends you submit your applications at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

In accordance with 24 CFR 891.145, the owner must deposit in a special escrow account one half of one percent (0.5%) of the HUD approved Capital Advance Award, not to exceed $10,000, to ensure the Owner’s commitment to the housing project.

You must register with submitting their application. You must maintain current information in SAM on immediate and highest-level owner and subsidiaries, as well as on all predecessors that have been awarded a federal contract or grant within the last three years, if applicable. Information in SAM must be current for all times during which you have an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD.

Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at and be approved by the E-Biz POC in SAM to submit applications for the organization. Registration for SAM and is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise.

If you do not have a username and password, register for an applicant account here:

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
HUD expects to make approximately 21 awards from the funds available under this NOFO. The precise number of awards will depend on the eligible proposals.

Estimated Size of Grant
- Minimum Award Amount: $1 Per Project Period
- Maximum Award Amount: $5,000,000 Per Project Period

Term of Contract
HUD considers the funds obligated when HUD issues the Agreement Letter which stipulates the terms and conditions of the Section 811 fund reservation. No later than 180 days after accepting the Agreement Letter, awardees are required to submit a Firm Commitment Application. Awardees should begin working on the Firm Commitment application as soon as they accept the Agreement Letter. HUD expects Sponsors to have commitments for all funds and required permits no later than 12 months following the acceptance of the Agreement Letter. Initial closing of the Capital Advance funding and start of construction are expected to be accomplished within 6-18 months after acceptance of the Agreement Letter.

- Estimated Project Start Date: 09/01/2024
- Estimated Project End Date: 09/30/2029
- Length of Project Periods: 60-month project period and budget period
- Length of Periods Explanation of Other: The project period consists of the time from award to construction completion, with no less than 60 months of operations under a PRAC.

Contact Information
HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFO. Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have speech and other communication disabilities may use a relay service to reach the agency contact.

If you have difficulty accessing the application and instructions or have technical problems, contact customer support center by calling (800) 518-GRANTS (this is a toll-free number) or by sending an email to

U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410
T: 202-708-1112
TTY: 202-708-1455

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