Presentation on theme: "Housing Options for Individuals in Transition."— Presentation transcript:
1 Housing Options for Individuals in Transition. Angela Harper – Div. MH/DD/SASNicole Kiefer – ARC of NCHeather Dominique – Housing and HomelessnessNancy Evans – Div. of Aging and Adult ServicesErin Russell - Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation
2 The Division of MH/DD/SAS Thank You For ParticipatingThe EndAngela Harper/Housing SpecialistNC DHHS - DMH/DD/SAS3005 MSCRaleigh, NCPhone:
3 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) Contract with US Dept of Housing and Urban Development to administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)Some PHAs are also Public Housing AuthoritiesPublic Housing Authorities are created to provide subsidized housing and own and operate Public Housing units
4 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) There are 131 PHAs in North CarolinaPHAs manages the largest supply of federal low-income housingHousing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)Public Housing
5 Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) PHAs are responsible for securing funding for vouchers, including HUD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) vouchers.75% of Section 8 vouchers must go to households with incomes < 30% AMI75 PHAs administer 56,184 Housing Choice Vouchers
6 Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Tenant-Based Rental AssistanceRental assistance vouchers that travel with the householdAllows people with disabilities the option to choose their own housing unitTo be fully integrated into their community of choice
7 Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance Subsidies committed to specific unit in a building through a contract between the owner and PHAPBRA can lead to an overall increase in supply of affordable housing in communitiesNC has over 896 properties and 32,199 units with PBRANormally the tenant pays 30% adjusted income towards rent and utilities
8 Public Housing Rent is typically 30% of gross household income PHA’s maintains a waiting list (typically shorter than Section 8)56 PHAs administer only Public Housing propertiesEach PHA has their own screening criteria
9 HUD Section 811Program April 2011 Notice of Funding Availability 114 million in capital advance funds plus associated Project rental assistance contractSupportive Housing for Persons with Physical Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Chronic Mental Illness or any combination of the threeEligible Applicants are Nonprofit organizations having section 501(c)(3)Eligible Activities are new construction, rehabilitation, or acquisition
10 HUD Section 811Program April 2011 Notice of Funding Availability Meeting Threshold Requirements in documenting NeedApplication Project size limitsIndependent Living ProjectsGroup Home ProjectsApplication Deadline Date is before midnight on June 23, 2011
11 The ARC of North Carolina Nicole KieferAssistant Director of Housing ResourcesThe Arc of North Carolina
12 Supportive Housing (Apartments) Independent apartment units targeted specifically for persons with disabilitiesMay have some supportive services built in – i.e. transportation, budgeting & shoppingThese usually are not licensed facilities and do not have 24-7 staffingUsually has project-based subsidy, tenant pays 30% incomeOwned/operated by private agencies
13 Apartment LivingCharlotte, Snow Hill (Greene Co.), Burlington (Alamance)
14 Supported Group Living* Five people share a home owned by an agencyThe agency provides routine visits & on-call support from staffGenerally not licensedResidents pay a flat fee for room & board*also known as boarding homes
15 DDA Group Homes* Provide 24 hour personal care & habilitation 4-6 residents per homeLicensed by the State & owned/ operated by private agenciesRoom & board is paid for by SSI & Medicaid Special AssistanceResidents typically have Medicaid and/or state funded services*also known as Supported Living Homes
17 Alternative Family Living (AFL) Person resides with a family other than their own to receive habilitative careLicensed by the State if more than 1 adult in same home.Provider receives SSI but not Special Assistance, plus Medicaid or other services
18 NC Targeted and Key Programs Heather DominiqueDivision of Aging and Adult Services Housing and Homelessness
19 NC Targeted and Key Programs The Targeting Program is a disability neutral housing program for persons with disabilities who need supportive services.Targeted Units are integrated in Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) apartment communities.
20 The Key Program is a state-funded rental assistance program that makes Targeted Units affordable to persons with disability income.
21 Persons with disabilities are referred by Approved Referral Agencies. To become an “Approved Referral Agency”, agency directors must sign an agreement and staff must attend training.
22 Aging and Adult Services Nancy Evans, Housing Specialist Aging and Adult Services
23 Special Assistance / In-Home Offered in most county departments of social services to eligible adults who need adult care home level of care but desire to continue living at home with additional support services.
24 SA/IH DetailsCounties choose to participate as SA In-Home is not an entitlement program.91 counties currently participate (those that do not participate: Alleghany, Anson, Brunswick, Camden, Chowan, Jones, Perquimans, Tyrell, Washington).The SA-In Home program provides an alternative to placement in an adult care home – FL-2 must be completed and signed for applicants indicating adult care home level of care.
25 SA/IHTarget population: adults over the age of 65 or adults with disabilities 18 and over who are receiving or eligible for Medicaid.When eligibility (based on income and need) is determined, a case manager works with the client and or family and or caregiver to develop a care plan and establish the amount of SA/IH payment.The monthly payment can be used for food, shelter, clothing and other daily necessities.
26 Other OptionsOther resources for home improvements and modifications for accessibility that will allow a person to remain in or return to independent living in their own home are discussed below.
27 Other OptionsSingle-Family Rehabilitation (SFR) Program: The Single-Family Rehabilitation Program administered through North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, serves all areas of NC except entitlement cities. Using Federal HOME funds, the program provides between $200,000 and $400,000 on a rotation basis, counties every 3 years, to local governments, non-profits and regional councils. Talking points are:Applicants for the interest free deferred loans must live in their own single-family home.Household must have one or more fulltime members who are 62 years or older or adults with a disability.Household income must be at or below 80% of area medium income.The home would be eligible if moderately deteriorated for comprehensive rehab.
28 Urgent Repair Program (URP): The Urgent Repair Program is administered by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency using Housing Trust Fund dollars. Funds are available to local governments and non-profit agencies.Funds must be used to provide repairs and modifications to alleviate housing conditions which pose an imminent threat to the life or safety of individuals living in the home.To allow older adults or adults with disabilities to remain in their own home independent of institutional confinement.Those eligible are low income, owner occupied households.Applicants must be either/or: age 60+, disabled, single parent households or who live in households of 5 or more.
29 Home and Community Care Block Grant Housing and Home Improvement service administered by the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services through the regional Area Agency on Aging which identifies health and safety issues affecting the home or areas adjacent to the home and provides needed improvement to resolve those issues
30 HCCBGThis service is optional per county – currently there are 29 counties which participate.Applicants can contact their regional Area Agency on Aging for more informationServices can include home modifications for accessibility and minor home repair.Adults age 60+ are eligible to apply.click on Home Improvement and review item
31 Community Development Block Grant The Scattered Site CDBG program is administered by the NC Department of Commerce/Division of Community Assistance and the Entitlement Communities grant is a direct HUD grant.
32 Scattered Site:Every 3 years, county governments in 97 counties are eligible to apply for a grant of $400,000.Applicants must live in small cities – population of 50,000 or less and have critical housing rehab needs.Rehab can apply to certain manufactured housing as well as stick built housing.Homeowners with low-income can apply for this assistance to the county manager’s office.The assistance is a deferred or low interest repayable loan
33 Entitlement Communities: This is an annual grant opportunity.There are 23 cities and 3 counties that can apply for this grant.Grantees can provide for a suitable living environment, among other issues, to those with low to moderate income.Primarily supports affordable housing ownership opportunities.
34 Weatherization Assistance Program Priority is given to people 60 +, adults with disabilities and families with children.Must be low-income and energy burdened.Focus on improving energy efficiency and maintaining warmth in winter and cool comfort in summer.Replacement of inefficient heating and air systems can be an option.This program is not for homeowners only.
35 USDA - The United States Department of Agriculture: Home Repair Loan and Grant Program – Section 504.Applicants for the grant or low interest loan should be very low income homeownersAge 62 and olderLive in rural areas of North CarolinaNeed assistance with repairs and improvements (includes ramp construction) which will make their home safer and more sanitary or assistance with the removal of health and safety hazards.
36 NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – Independent Living Erin RussellHousing and Transition Specialist
37 Home Modification Options Displacement Prevention Partnership (DPP)Assists low income individuals with accessibility modifications such as ramps, bathroom modifications and grab bars.If you have a disability and are not served by an organization with Urgent Repair Program funding, you may be eligible for assistance.$5,000 lifetime limit.Referrals are made through the 16 regional Independent Living Offices.
38 Independent Living Offices Regional offices of NC DVRS16 offices statewideAssist with home and vehicle accessibility modifications.
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