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What is HUD 811 Project Rental Assistance?
HUD 811 PRA is a permanent supportive housing (PSH) program offering rental assistance and supportive services for people between the ages of 18 and 61 with long-term disabilities, who may have difficulty living successfully in the community and may become homeless or institutionalized without support. Housing supports include things like reminders to pay the rent, help arranging medical appointments, and other services. Only people with disabilities who need these types of supports are eligible for HUD 811.
The Georgia HUD 811 program provides a set-aside of subsidized rental units at designated apartment buildings located around the state. Once an individual is referred to HUD 811, a confirmation email will be sent to both the Referral Agent and the Referred Indivudual. DCA will place the Referred Individual on a county-based housing list and will refer him/her to a property that has a vacancy in one of the requested counties when one becomes available. Position on the housing list is based on the date and time the referral was received by DCA.
In FY2012 and FY2013, the State of Georgia was awarded funding to initiate the HUD Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Demonstration Grant. It is a cooperative effort by federal and state agencies to transition individuals with disabilities to integrated, community-based settings. By partnering with private sector and non-profit developers and organizations, the program provides up to 485 units of subsidized housing for the state's most vulnerable population – extremely low income persons with disabilities. The program will be operating at full capacity by FY2021.