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Section 811 Project Based Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (811 PRAD)

Minnesota Housing, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), was selected to participate in the HUD Section 811 Project-Based Rent Assistance Demonstration Program (811 PRAD) and awarded funding for 85 units of project-based rental assistance.
 
The purpose of the 811 PRAD Program is to expand the supply of supportive housing that promotes and facilitates community integration for people with significant and long-term disabilities.
 
Eligible applicants include private and public owners of multifamily properties that have been financed by Minnesota Housing, or are within the agency’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit or Project Based Section 8 Portfolio (with unsubsidized units).
 
The Project Based Rental Assistance will be awarded to eligible properties through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP).  Selected Property Owners will enter into a Rental Assistance Contract (RAC) and receive monthly Housing Assistance Payments through voucher processing based on submission of tenant information in TRACS. The term of the RAC will be 20 years.
 
No more than 25% of the total units in an eligible multifamily property can be under 811 PRAD, be used for supportive housing or have occupancy restrictions or preferences for people with disabilities.
 
Persons eligible for this program include households composed of one or more persons with a disability that are at least 18 years of age and less than 62 years of age, are extremely low-income (30% AMI), and who can benefit from the supportive services offered in connection with the housing. In addition to these requirements, this program will target households that have extensive histories of housing instability, as evidenced by one of the following:
  1. Has a serious mental illness and is long-term homeless (LTH); or
  2. Exiting institutional settings after a long-term stay of 90 days or more, and participating in Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration program.
DHS will coordinate all outreach, screening and referrals for 811 PRA units, administer the wait list, and coordinate with referring providers. These providers will connect tenants to services. The DHS Housing Coordinator will work with owners of properties to stay informed of vacancies and ensure that supportive services are being provided to clients.
 

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Applicants may apply for the 811 PRAD for 4-11 units at each eligible property.

The 811 PRAD application is due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014.
 
Submit completed Application Form to mhfa.app@state.mn.us  using the subject line 811 PRAD Application- (your organization name, project name). 

Application Materials

811 PRAD RFP Guide

Application Narrative Form

Multifamily Workbook

Workbook Instructions for 811 PRAD Application

 

 

Program Contacts

Section 811 PRA Demo Program Questions:

Vicki Farden at: vicki.farden@state.mn.us or 651.296.8125

Request for Proposal (RFP), Rental Assistance Contract (RAC) and TRACS Questions:

Karen Hassan at Karen.hassan@state.mn.us or 651.284.3180

Department of Human Services Contacts

Money Follows the Person Contact: Karen Peed at karen.peed@state.mn.us or 651.431.2511

PATH contact: Gary Travis at gary.m.travis@state.mn.us  or 651.431.2252

Policy Information:

Minnesota Olmstead Plan Information: Olmstead Plan

HUD Section 811 Program Information: HUD 811 Portal

TAC (Technical Assistance Collaboration) Resource Center: HUD Section 811 Program