FY 1998 SuperNOFA Guidebook


Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly. The Section 202 program is designed to enable very low-income elderly persons (62 years or older) to live independently by increasing the supply of rental housing with supportive services. The program provides interest-free capital advances to private, nonprofit organizations to construct or rehabilitate rental housing with supportive services for very low-income elderly. The advance remains interest-free and need not be repaid as long as the housing remains available for very low-income elderly people for at least 40 years. The program also provides rental assistance for project residents. Residents pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross income in rent while Section 202 pays the difference between the monthly approved operating cost and the rent received from the tenant.

Program Office: Housing

Elderly/Disabled Service Coordinator Funds. The EDSCF program is designed to ensure that elderly persons and persons with disabilities who are residents of public housing and Section 8 housing projects are linked to the supportive services needed to continue living independently in those projects. The program provides funds to owners and managers of conventional public housing development, Section 8, 202, 221(d)(3), and 236 projects housing elderly persons or persons with disabilities to hire service coordinators. The coordinators are responsible for ensuring that residents of the project are linked to supportive services.

Program Office: Housing


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