HUD: $143 Million in Grants to Support Construction and Project Rental Assistance for New Multifamily Housing and Very Low-Income Seniors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced on Wednesday that it has awarded $143 million in grants to non-profit organizations across the country to support the development of new affordable multifamily rental housing along with ongoing project rental assistance for very low-income seniors.

The awards were made under HUD’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program and will help fund the construction and operation of 1,484 new deeply rent-assisted units for low- and very low-income seniors who will pay rent based on their income. Several of the grantees will be creating mixed-income communities, building 701 additional affordable and market-rate units as part of these funded projects, for a total of 2,185 homes.

“These awards support the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to increase housing stability among the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including the very low-income seniors these grants will ultimately help,” said Office of Housing Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lopa Kolluri.

Section 202 grants provide very low-income elderly persons 62 years of age or older with the opportunity to live independently in an environment that provides support services to meet their unique needs. HUD provides these funds to non-profit organizations in two forms:

  • Capital Advances: This is funding that covers the cost of developing, acquiring, or rehabilitating the development. Repayment is not required as long as the housing remains available for occupancy by very low-income elderly persons for at least 40 years.
  • Project Rental Assistance Contracts: This is renewable project-based funding which covers the difference between residents’ contributions toward rent and the cost of operating the project. Section 202 program eligibility requires residents to be very low-income or earning less than 50 percent of the area median income. However, most households in the Section 202 program earn less than 30 percent of the median for their area.

The following grantees are receiving funding awards:

Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Awards

StateCitySponsorAward (Millions)PRAC UnitsTotal Units
AZSurpriseGEM Housing Solutions$ 9.19999
CAImperialEAH Inc.$ 2.45469
CABaldwin ParkRetirement Housing Foundation$ 3.81755
DCWashingtonEnterprise Community Development$ 4.550151
DEWilmingtonMinistry of Caring, Inc.$ 3.42424
IADes MoinesAHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company, Inc.$ 8.9100100
INSouth BendAHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company, Inc.$ 7.88080
KYLouisvilleNew Directions Housing Corporation$ 5.23636
KYIrvineThe Housing Partnership$ 1.63030
MABostonPlanning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc.$ 2.31130
MDBaltimoreEnterprise Community Development$ 1.07684
MDBaltimoreEnterprise Community Development$ 3.61959
MECalaisWashington County Association for Retarded Citizens$ 3.22626
MICenter LineCSI Support & Development Services $ 1.9103157
MIFlintPresbyterian Villages of Michigan$ 8.2149149
MOSt. LouisLutheran Senior Services$ 5.33080
NCYanceyvilleDreamKey Partners$ 8.15353
NCSalisburyOsceola County Council on Aging, Inc.$ 6.23664
NJWilliamstownDiocesan Housing Services Corp. of the Diocese of Camden$ 8.64275
NJGibbstownVolunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc.$ 7.35555
NYSilver CreekRegion 9 UAW Housing Corporation$ 4.62447
OHCleveland HeightsBenjamin Rose Institute on Aging$ 1.32020
OHClevelandCHN Housing Partners$ 3.44646
OHCincinnatiNational Church Residences$ 5.85283
OHToledoNational Church Residences$ 5.93075
SCAbbevilleMerchants Affordable Housing Corp.$ 3.34040
TNKnoxvilleSoutheastern Housing Foundation II$ 7.750153
TXSeguinNational Church Residences$ 2.31460
WATacomaKorean Women’s Association$ 3.32087
WVHuntingtonCornerstone Community Development Corp.$ 3.49898
  TOTAL$ 143 M1,4842,185

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