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The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $11,000,000 for project-based rental assistance funds targeted to Medi-Cal members. This version of the Section 811 program will be available for adults with disabilities living in a long-term care facility who qualify for community-based services and supports under the Medi-Cal program but lack affordable housing options. The program can also serve individuals with disabilities including but not limited to persons with Developmental Disabilities, persons at risk of moving into an inpatient facility or into a more restrictive living arrangement (e.g. residential facility, group home) due to loss of housing, and high utilizers of Medi-Cal funded services.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
The entity submitting the PRA application to the State pursuant to Section II of the NOFA must be the Project Sponsor. For the purpose of application submission and evaluation, the Project Sponsor is the developer of the project(s) proposed for PRA assistance. The Project Sponsor must also have an ownership interest in the project. Once a project is selected to receive PRA assistance, the project owner must enter into a Rental Assistance Contract (RAC) with CalHFA. The project owner can be either: (1) the single-asset ownership entity of the development or (2) the project owner if the project is not owned by a single-asset entity.

Eligible applicants or their proposed PRA Project property manager(s) must demonstrate that it has the following:
- A minimum of one project that includes services to a special needs population
- Experience with project based Section 8 subsidy processing, including the use of the Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) and Enterprise Income Verification (EIV)
- Properties associated with the Eligible Applicant must have no significant findings of non-compliance with State agency requirements
Due Date Notes
PRA funds are currently available on an over-the-counter basis until all available funds have been awarded.

All 811 PRA Units must be initially occupied on or before September 30, 2021.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Feb 16, 2016
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Match Required?
California Housing Finance Authority (CalHFA), Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and the Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
No Eligible Applicant may receive more than 30% of the total funds available under this NOFA. The State may adjust this percentage as necessary to utilize available funds within the time periods required by HUD.
Additional Notes
Projects located in Los Angeles (LA) County may also apply for project-based vouchers (PBVs) allocated locally by the City of LA or County of LA Housing Authorities to serve Section 811-eligible tenant who are Homeless as defined under Section (1) of HUD’s Homeless definition at 24 CFR 576.2.
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