Section 811 PRA Program

The Section 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PRA) Program provides project-based rental assistance for extremely-low income persons with disabilities who are between the ages of 18 and 61. The goal of this program is to expand the number of supportive housing units available in order to promote the integration of low-income people with disabilities into the community who might otherwise be institutionalized or become homeless. Missouri Housing Development Commission has partnered with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) to administer Missouri’s 811 PRA program.

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No more than twenty-five percent of the units in a development may be eligible for any subsidy under the program to ensure the housing is integrated. No more than twenty-five percent of total units in the project can be set-aside for individuals with disabilities, regardless of whether or not the units receive rental assistance. The 811 PRA program requires owners to enter into a 20-year Rental Assistance Contract (RAC) and a 30-year use restriction. PRA funding is available for the first five years of the RAC with subsequent annual renewals (or other frequency determined by HUD) subject to federal appropriations.

MHDC Asset Management is responsible for ensuring the ongoing compliance of units receiving Section 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance. This includes ensuring owners of such housing are complying with the income limits, rent restrictions, physical condition standards, and other compliance issues specified by federal Section 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance requirements.