On January 20, HUD released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) with additional details for the Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing demonstration project . The NOFA offers a total of $15 million (for up to 80 grants for a three-year demonstration) to eligible owners of HUD-assisted senior housing developments to cover the cost of a full-time enhanced service coordinator and a part-time wellness nurse, and some start-up costs as well. There is no requirement for cost sharing or cost matching.
The goals of the demonstration are to produce evidence about the impact of a supportive services model in existing assisted senior housing developments in the areas of aging-in-place, transition home from hospital stays and/or time in a nursing home, housing stability, improved health outcome, etc.
Applicants must be owners of existing eligible federally assisted multifamily properties (Section 202, Section 8, Section 515/8), with at least 50 assisted housing units. Unit count may be a combined count of total number in a campus setting. The development must be occupied by eligible tenants as defined in the grant synopsis.
HUD will host a webinar to introduce the NOFA on February 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST. Additional information will likely to be posted to HUD’s webcast page.