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  1. Section 811 Webinar During the webinar, we will be holding a Q and A session through the GoToWebinar phone system.   If you would like to ask questions or make comments, please dial into this webinar session: 1-415-363-0075 ACCESS CODE:959-217-412 AUDIO PIN: Will be provided at registration if you need one Instead of submitting text questions, please use the Hand Raising feature on your tool bar. When your hand is raised, we will call on your in turn and your voice will be heard by all attendees. 

  2. Section 811 Project Based Rental Assistance Demonstration June 27, 2012

  3. AGENDA • Overview of HUD 811 PRA demonstration • Review MN Implementation Plan • Feedback session: • Types of developments, funding requirements and rent restrictions • Use restrictions and contract terms • Administrative requirements • Target population, outreach and service plan • Suggestions for innovation, efficiency

  4. Section 811 PRA Demo- Purpose • Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act • Creates new project based rental assistance for extremely low income people with disabilities • Seeks to create integrated and cost effective supportive housing units • Links affordable housing with community based services and supports

  5. 811 Demo Goals • Support State Housing and Service agency collaborations to increase supportive housing • Innovative, replicable approaches • Cross disability, mixed income approaches to develop integrated housing for people with disabilities • Create more efficient and effective uses of housing and health care resources

  6. Eligible Activities • Project based rental assistance in eligible multifamily properties • Grantee (state) determines unit rent levels up to FMR • Applicants (state) receive points for targeting 811 to units with rents affordable to households at or below 20, 30, 40 or 50% AMI

  7. Eligible Properties • Any new or existing multifamily property with at least 5 housing units • Must have financing from LIHTC, HOME or any state, federal or local program (except for Section 811 or 202 Capital Advances) • NOT ELIGIBLE: units in projects receiving long term operating subsidies (such as Section 8), senior restricted units, or where use is already restricted to people with disabilities

  8. 25% Limitation • No more than 25% of total units in a property can be used for Section 811, supportive housing for people with disabilities ,or occupancy preference for people with disabilities • Units must be dispersed throughout property • Owners may designate certain unit types rather than specific units (e.g., 1 bedroom vs. unit #10) • Units may be both accessible and/or non-accessible

  9. PRA Demo Operations • Tenant rents cannot exceed 30% of adjusted income • Initial lease must not be less than one year • Housing standards- UPCS • Fair Housing • Environmental assurances

  10. PRA Demo Requirements • 30 year use restrictions for units • Rent restrictions for 30 years • 20 year Rental Assistance Contract (RAC) • Unit rents cannot exceed FMR • Use HUD TRACS system for issuing vouchers • Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) for tenant income

  11. Eligible Tenants • Extremely low income (30% AMI or less) • Household must include at least one adult with a disability who is age 18-62 • Eligible for services provided through Medicaid or state service programs

  12. Threshold Requirement for States Housing Agency must have Interagency Partnership Agreement with state Medicaid Agency (DHS in MN) that describes: • Target Population • Outreach and Referral Methods • Commitment to Services

  13. TIMELINE • Application due to HUD: July 31, 2012 • Award notification: October 31, 2012 • Cooperative Agreement between HUD and state: January 30, 2013 • Minnesota Housing will issue RFP as early as HUD allows • All PRA units occupied within 24 months

  14. Funding Available • $85 Million • Grants from $2- 12 Million • 9-16 states selected • 5 year grant term

  15. MN Implementation Plan • Apply for 100-250 units • Will do RFP in 2013 to select developments meeting the following criteria: • Financed with LIHTC, HOME, agency resources • Units with existing rent restrictions • Owners with experience with supportive housing and HUD rental assistance contracts • Located in geographic areas with eligible populations, services and transportation

  16. MN Target Population • Households with an adult with a disability, and • Income at 30% AMI or less, and • One of the following: • Long term homeless eligible for MA or state services • Money Follows the Person (MFP) participant (people exiting long term health care facilities)

  17. Outreach and Referral Plan • LTH: PATH workers will do outreach and referrals for 811 units • MFP: Transition coordinators in institutions will make referrals for 811 units • DHS Housing Coordinator will coordinate referrals for all 811 units with property management • Developments will list open 811 units on Housing Link

  18. Service Delivery • MFP and PATH workers will help people apply for housing units, assist with move in and connect with services. • If sites currently have supportive housing units, the MFP and PATH workers will coordinate with the site service provider.

  19. Rental Assistance Contracts • 20 year term with 5 year funding • 30 year use restriction for 811 units • Identify number and type of 811 units (# of bedrooms, accessibility) • Rent and assistance levels • EIV income verification and annual recerts • TRACS • Annual Inspections and UPCS • Other reporting requirements

  20. Performance and Outcomes • Minnesota Housing and DHS will continually monitor performance of all components and make adjustments as needed. • We are working on outcome and evaluation measures: • System Improvements • Tenant Outcomes • Must also build enduring capacity of partners and mechanisms for knowledge sharing

  21. Benefits to Owners • Stable rent revenue for assisted units • Ready pool of eligible tenants • Tenants are connected with services and supports • Supportive housing units have lower turnover than other affordable and market rate units

  22. Feedback Section: Use the hand raising feature to ask a question or make a comment

  23. Questions about the Program? Types of Developments Targeted 30 year use restrictions and 20 year RAC Administrative requirements

  24. Feedback (cont.) • Target Population • Outreach, referral and service plan • Suggestions, Comments, Concerns

  25. Feedback (cont) • Would you apply for 811 units? • Any specific conditions? Please complete the follow up survey when the webinar is over. Thank you for your feedback!

  26. Resources • Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) http://811resourcecenter.tacinc.org/ Section 811 PRA NOFA http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail/nofa12/sec811PRAdemo

  27. For More Information Contact Lisa Borja 651.296.9795Lisa.borja@state.mn.us 400 Sibley Street, Suite 300 St. Paul, MN 55101 651-296-7608 * 800-657-3769 * TTY 651-297-2361 www.mnhousing.gov