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Section 811 PRA Demonstration Program – Housing for Persons with Disabilities

Program Overview:

The State of Georgia was awarded $14.4 Million from HUD to provide long-term project-based rental assistance to persons with disabilities. The HUD 811 PRA grant provides units of housing that are attached to new and existing tax-credit apartment developments around the state.

The State of Georgia, through the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), has seized upon this exciting opportunity to expand its inventory of housing resources through the Section 811 PRA Demonstration Program in furtherance of its commitment to provide integrated housing opportunities with support services to extremely low income persons with disabilities and their families.

Tenant Population and Eligibility Criteria

The HUD 811 PRA program is targeted to extremely low income (30% AMI) individuals ages 18 to 61 years of age that have Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and are eligible for services under the Settlement Agreement or are eligible under the state of Georgia’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. Each participant must be referred to DCA from one of the two agencies listed below and meet their eligibility criteria for participation in the program:

  1. Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)

    Eligible under the Settlement Agreement with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI): This target population group includes those individuals with SPMI who are currently being served in the State Hospitals, who are frequently seen in Emergency Rooms, who are chronically homeless, and/or who are being released from jails or prisons.  In addition, forensic status individuals with SPMI are included if the relevant court finds that community based services are appropriate.  Also, any individual in the above Settlement Agreement SPMI Target Population who otherwise satisfies one of the eligibility criteria above and who has a co-occurring condition, such as substance abuse disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, or traumatic brain injuries is included in this target population.

  2. State of Georgia Money Follows the Person program (MFP)

    Eligible under the State of Georgia’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) program: This target population group includes individuals who are inappropriately housed and currently living in a nursing home or other institutional facility who has one of the following disabilities: functionally impaired adult with intellectual/developmental disabilities, physical disability (PD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), young adult currently living in a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) aged 18-21 years of age with a primary diagnosis of mental illness.

Applicant and Tenant Information

All applicants for rental housing funded by the HUD 811 program must be connected with support services at the time they are referred to the 811 program. If you are not currently connected with one of the agencies listed below, please click on the link for a list of local providers that will assist you with getting engaged in services. Once you’re connected with support services, that agency will assist you with determining if the HUD 811 program is a good housing option for you. If it is, they will assist you with a referral to the HUD 811 Wait List. The Wait List is open. Please contact your DBHDD or DCH Provider to refer you to the Section 811 PRA Demonstration Program.

If you’re already receiving support services, please talk with your case manager or transition coordinator about completing the referral process for the 811 program.

Regional Targeting of Rental Units

The HUD 811 program will be implemented all over the State of Georgia. The state has been divided in six regions to help in the outreach and marketing of the program. The six regions have been named to reflect the largest city(s) in the region. Applicants may select the region or regions where they are interested in living. Applicants may also select the city and property they prefer from the HUD 811 Property Inventory. Properties are selected for the program based on their location to shopping and services and the owner’s willingness to participate in the HUD 811 program. New properties are being added to the HUD 811 Property Inventory on a regular basis.

Regional Map and Information (click to see map)

  1. Region 1: Rome
  2. Region 2: Augusta/Macon
  3. Region 3: Atlanta
  4. Region 4: Albany
  5. Region 5: Savannah/Brunswick
  6. Region 6: Columbus

Applicants and Tenants: Information Handbook

Owners and Property Manager Information

Owner Resource Library

General Program Information and Resources