Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

HUD 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance & Weinberg Apartments

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "HUD 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance & Weinberg Apartments"— Presentation transcript:

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 Lorraine

3 Dept. of Housing and Community Development

4 Maryland’s History of Accomplishments
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 Demonstration Program $2.1 million Assisted 110 people with disabilities for 3 years All transitioned to permanent assistance Diane

5 Maryland’s History of Accomplishments
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 Diane

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) Diane

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) Diane

8 Why is 811 PRA Important? 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 Lorraine

9 HUD & CMS MPAH DHCD DHMH MDOD HUD and CMS form partnership
Sec 811 PRA HUD and CMS form partnership 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 MPAH DHCD DHMH MDOD Lorraine Developers & Property Management Companies Service Providers & Case Managers Housing Developers and Property Managers partner with Case Managers for continued assistance

10 811 PRA Program 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 Elaine - Talk about definition of integrated (see handout), multi-family and AMI and project-based

11 MD 811 PRA Target Population
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 Jennifer - Add 4 HEARTH Act definitions; add HUD definition of disability – put these on handout

12 811 PRA Unit Locations Baltimore metro area Washington metro area
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 Elaine

13 Income Thresholds 1-Person Household 2-Person Household Jurisdiction
Median House hold Income 15% Household Income Income Limit 30% Max. Gross Rent % of SSI – $710 15% House % of SSI- $710 Baltimore PMSA* $85,600 $9,000 $18,000 $450 63% $10,300 $20,600 $515 73% Washington, D.C. PMSA** $107,300 $11,275 $22,550 $564 79% $12,900 $25,800 $645 90% Elaine

14 Voluntary Support Services
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 Jennifer

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

16 Enrollment Jennifer 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 Jennifer

17 Documentation Martha

18 Documentation 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 Martha

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

20 Case Manager Training and Support
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 Martha

21 Weinberg Apartments John

22 Weinberg Apartments 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 John

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 John

24 Weinberg Apartments REFERRAL PROCESS
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 John

25 Weinberg Apartments PROJECT DETAILS
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 John

26 Weinberg Apartments Temporary Registration Procedures
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. John

27 Weinberg Apartments Temporary Registration Procedures
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 John

28 Weinberg Apartments Temporary Registration Procedures
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. John

Download ppt "HUD 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance & Weinberg Apartments"

Similar presentations

Ads by Google