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1 HUD 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance & Weinberg Apartments

2 Acknowledgements This training is made possible by the Maryland Partnership for Affordable Housing, a Real Choice Systems Change Grant project funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and by: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Department of Housing and Community Development Maryland Department of Disabilities Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities 2

3 Dept. of Housing and Community Development

4 2002 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Qualified Allocation Plan Added points for set aside of 10% of new units for people with disabilities with income at 30% of Area Median Income (AMI) To date production: 2003 Housing and Disability Services Resource Guide (updated in 2011) 2004 Governor’s Commission on Affordable Housing Recommended a Bridge Subsidy Program 2006 Bridge Subsidy Demonstratio n Program $2.1 million Assisted 110 people with disabilities for 3 years All transitioned to permanent assistance Maryland’s History of Accomplishments

5 2009 Allocation of 30 vouchers from Baltimore County to assist with closing Rosewood Center 2010 DDA/MFP Bridge Subsidy Program $1 million assisted 20 people for 5 years All will transition to permanent assistance 2010 Statewide Housing Task Force Led by MDOD Resulted in successful applications for NED (non- elderly disabled) vouchers 260 Category I 112 Category II MD most successful State to ensure full voucher utilization 2011 Weinberg Apartments $2 million from Weinberg Foundation for development of units for people with disabilities affordable between 15% - 30% AMI Maryland’s History of Accomplishments

6 Maryland Partnership for Affordable Housing Oct CMS Real Choice Systems Change (RCSC) grant –16 states applied –6 grants were awarded (MD, IN, TX, WI, OR, MI) Purpose - Develop infrastructure to implement a new rental assistance program - HUD 811Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (PRA)

7 HUD 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program –Required Partnership Agreement Department of Housing & Community Development Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene/Medicaid Dept. of Disabilities July MD applied for HUD 811 PRA –35 states applied February 2013 – MD received award for $10.9 million – 13 states received award –2 states with RCSC grant received award (MD & TX) 7

8 New funding for ongoing rental assistance Case managers are central to success Decent, affordable housing for people with disabilities and extremely low income Integrated units – means there are no more than 25% for people with disabilities in any development Safe, decent housing units near transportation and services Why is 811 PRA Important? 8

9 MPAH Developers & Property Management Companies DHMH HUD & CMS Sec 811 PRA DHCD MDOD Service Providers & Case Managers MDOD manages web-based eligibility system; processes for tenant selection & referral; track unit availability DHCD reaches out to developers and funds units; pays rent subsidies; ensures housing quality standards; ensures HUD program compliance DHMH (and associated Case Managers) enroll applicants, make services available, assists with transition and manages tenant issues HUD and CMS form partnership Housing Developers and Property Managers partner with Case Managers for continued assistance

10 Goal 150 permanent supported housing units Program Type Project–based rental assistance Located in multi-family housing developed with affordable housing development funds Integrated – no more than 25% of units designated for people with disabilities Eligible Applicants: Medicaid recipients with disabilities eligible for services Head of household age 18 and under age 62 Access to services Income at or below 30% Area Median Income (AMI) – includes SSI level income Rent Contribution 30% of income for rent and utilities combined 811 PRA Program 10

11 Non-elderly adults with disabilities, between 18 and 62 years of age, with income below 30% of AMI who are receiving Medicaid services (waiver & State Plan) Prioritized in this order: Recipients who are institutionalized: nursing facility, ICF/ID, state psychiatric hospital or hospital where assistance is available under the State Medicaid Recipients at risk of institutionalization due to current housing situation: i.e. change in health status, change in available supports, deplorable housing conditions Recipients moving to independent renting: DDA Community Pathways Waiver participants moving from Group Homes/Alternative Living Units to independent renting and MHA Residential Rehabilitation Program participants Recipients who are homeless (as defined by HEARTH Act) Actually homeless Imminent risk of homelessness Homeless under other Federal statutes (i.e. unaccompanied youth/families with youth) Fleeing domestic violence MD 811 PRA Target Population 11

12 Priority locations: Baltimore metro area Anne Arundel County Baltimore City Baltimore County Carroll County Harford County Howard County Queen Anne’s County Washington metro area Calvert County Frederick County Montgomery County Prince George’s County 811 PRA Unit Locations 12

13 Income Thresholds 13 1-Person Household2-Person Household Jurisdiction Median House hold Income 15% Household Income Income Limit 30% Max. Gross Rent % of SSI – $710 15% House hold Income Income Limit 30% Max. Gross Rent % of SSI- $710 Baltimore PMSA* $85,600 $9,000 $18,000 $45063% $10,300 $20,600 $51573% Washington, D.C. PMSA** $107,300$11,275 $22,550 $56479% $12,900 $25,800 $64590%

14 5 Medicaid Waivers Living At Home – age 18 to 64 Older Adults Waiver – age 50 and older Traumatic Brain Injury – adults with TBI Community Pathways and New Directions – people with a developmental disability Case management through Medicaid services Assistance through CILS for people with no service funded case management Voluntary Support Services 14

15 Provide program information Enter outreach activities into 811 PRA tracking system Outreach Register as user with Social Serve Identify and overcome challenges – criminal background and credit, housing history Keep information current in MPAH referral system Referral Coordinate and facilitate access to services and housing Obtain needed documentation (i.e. birth certificate, benefit letter) Assist with applications, reasonable accommodations Transition Planning Ongoing contact with tenant Work with property manager, tenant and MFP HD to resolve issues Housing Retention Roles & Expectations of Case Managers 15

16 Eligibility list Web-based system – roll out projected for Summer 2013 Case manager must enroll participant Transition planning must begin early and continue to be updated 6 month advance notice for new units 2 month notice on turnover Enrollment 16

17 Documentation 17

18 Credit check & criminal background performed by property manager –Two “never” convictions Lifetime sex offender registration requirement Methamphetamine production on federally-assisted housing property –Other restrictions Currently engaging in illegal drug activity, fugitive felons, parole violators, evicted from federally-assisted housing due to drug- related criminal activity within last 3 years Reasonable cause to believe person is a danger Documentation 18

19 DO NOT WAIT!!! Gather documents as soon as person indicates interest in permanent supportive housing Transition Planning 19

20 Training Person Centered Planning for Housing PRA Users Guide Use of Social Serve System 811 Outreach Tracking System Reasonable Accommodations Tenant Training Technical Assistance MPAH Advisory Group MDOD MFP Case Manager Training and Support 20

21 Weinberg Apartments 21

22 Joint program between Weinberg Foundation, DHMH and DHCD $2 million in capital funding to develop apartments for non-elderly people with disabilities Funding makes apartments affordable for very low income households Tenants pay 30% of income for rent Weinberg Apartments 22

23 Residency: Willing to live in the identified Weinberg Apartment at the identified Weinberg Unit project location Age: Non-elderly individuals with disabilities between the ages of at time of occupancy Income: Recipients of SSI or SSDI with household incomes between 15-30% of the area median income Weinberg Apartments ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 23

24 Must be made by a professional service provider, case manager, independent living specialist, social worker, etc. Web-based referral and unit registry system is soon available for referrals to the program Referrals will be screened for eligibility by MDOD and placed on a waiting list in order of: –Greatest need –Date of application –Willingness to live where a Weinberg Apartment is available Applicant and the referring service provider will be notified and receive a lease application when a unit is available Completed applications will be forwarded to property manager for separate lease application review and approval process Weinberg Apartments REFERRAL PROCESS 24

25 Project Affordability: not less than 40 years; Various room sizes, all units accessible; Developers/Projects: –Homes For America (HFA), Hudson Townhomes, Cambridge –Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), Parkview Towers, Takoma Park –Osprey, Salisbury Unit Availability: –HFA: Occupied May 2013 –MHP:Projected Spring of 2014 –Osprey:Projected Fall of 2014 Weinberg Apartments PROJECT DETAILS 25

26 Call toll-free: between 8:30-5:00 EDT, Monday – Friday A representative will answer your call. If all lines are busy, you will be asked to leave your contact information, and someone will return your call. Weinberg Apartments Temporary Registration Procedures 26

27 The Social Serve representative will ask you for the following information about your client: –Date of birth –Household size –Total Household income –Is the applicant applying for or receiving SSI or SSDI? –Is the applicant a registered sex offender? –Has the applicant been convicted of Methamphetamine possession on Public Housing Authority property? –All the counties in which the applicant is interested in living Weinberg Apartments Temporary Registration Procedures 27

28 Social Serve will determine potential eligibility in the county(ies) in which they are interested in living If determined preliminarily eligible, Social Serve will assist you in completing and submitting an application This information will be sent securely to MDOD staff who will determine final eligibility at the time the property manager is ready to accept lease applications. Weinberg Apartments Temporary Registration Procedures 28

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