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Assisted Living Conversion for Eligible Multifamily Housing Projects
OF HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Reform Act of 1989, Public Law 101-235, 42 U.S.C. 3545.
provide private nonprofit owners of eligible developments designed
for the elderly with a grant to allow the conversion of some or
all of the dwelling units in the project into Assisted Living Facilities
(ALF's) serving frail elderly, as defined in Section 232(B)(6) of
the National Housing Act.
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living facilities (ALFs) are designed to accommodate frail elderly
and people with disabilities who can live independently but need
assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., assistance with
eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and home management activities.)
ALFs must provide support services such as personal care, transportation,
meals, housekeeping, and laundry. Typical funding will cover basic
physical conversion of existing project units, common and services
space. The ALCP provides funding for the physical costs of converting
some or all of the units of an eligible development into an ALF,
including the unit configuration, common and services space and
any necessary remodeling, consistent with HUD or the State's statute/regulations
(whichever is more stringent). There must be sufficient community
space to accommodate a central kitchen or dining facility, lounges,
recreation and other multiple-areas available to all residents of
the project, or office/staff spaces in the ALF. Funding for the
supportive services must be provided by the owners either directly
or through a third party.
Eligibility: Only private nonprofit owners of
eligible multifamily assisted housing developments specified in
Section 683(2) (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) (that is, Section 202
projects, Section 202 projects receiving rental assistance under
Section 8, and Section 202 projects receiving project rental assistance
under Section 202(C)(2). Rural housing projects under Section 515
of the Housing Act of 1949 receiving Section 8 rental assistance
are included. Projects receiving project-based rental assistance
under Section 8 among others, housing constructed, substantially
rehabilitated or receiving moderate rehabilitation assistance under
Section 8. Also included are housing financed by a below-market
interest rate loan or mortgage insured under Section 221(d)(3) of
the Housing Act or housing with financing insured, assisted or held
by HUD or a State or State Agency under Section 236 of the National
Housing Act that have been in occupancy for at least five years
are eligible for funding. To be eligible, owners must meet the following
criteria: (1) Must be in compliance with your Loan Agreement, Capital
Advance Agreement, Regulatory Agreement, Housing Assistance Payment
Contract, Project Rental Assistance Contract, Rent Supplement or
LMSA Contract, or any other HUD grant or contract document. (2)
Must be in compliance with all fair housing and civil rights laws,
statutes, regulations, and executive orders a enumerated in 24 CFR
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: Eligible residents who meet the
admissions/discharge requirements as established for assisted
living by State and local licensing, or HUD frailty requirements
under 24 CFR891.205 if more stringent. The residents must be able
to live independently but can need assistance with activities
of daily living (e.g., assistance with eating, bathing, grooming,
dressing and home management activities).
ALF facility must be licensed and regulated by the State (or if
there is no State law providing such licensing and regulation,
by the municipality or other subdivision in which the facility
is located). The application must include a firm commitment for
the supportive services to be offered with the ALF as part of
the application. Applicants are provided all other necessary information
to apply for the grants in the Notice of Funding Availability
Coordination: Applicants must have contacted
the State licensing agency for such a project to determine if the
proposed project will meet state licensing requirements. A Supportive
Services Plan (SSP) for the services and coordination of the supportive
services which will be offered in the ALF must be developed and
submitted to the appropriate State or local organization. Applicants
must comply with all applicable statutory requirements and statutory
requirements under Section 232(b)(6) prior to application submission.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Applicants should ensure that their
application is complete before submitting it to HUD. Applications
must be submitted in accordance with requirements of the (NOFA)
published in the Federal Register. All applications received by
the deadline will be screened for curable deficiencies. After
the completeness review, HUD Hub staff will review the applications
to determine whether the application meets the threshold requirements.
Only if your application meets all of the threshold requirements
is it eligible to be rated and ranked. Applications submitted
in response to the NOFA that are eligible, pass threshold and
have a total score of 70 points (or more) are eligible for ranking
and selection. Except for applications for commercial properties
with a score of 70 points will not be ranked but will be submitted
to Headquarters for selection on a first-come, first-served basis.
Procedure: HUD Hub staff teams, in each of
the 18 Hub Offices, will review each application that it determines
meets the requirements of the NOFA. At the end of the technical
review, all applications will be either rated or technically rejected.
If an application meets all program eligibility requirements after
completion of the technical review, it will be rated according
to the rating selection factors. The number of points that an
application receives will depend on the extent to which the application
is responsive to the information requested in the selection criteria.
The maximum number of points an application may receive under
this program is 100. After all application ratings have been finalized,
they will be placed in rank order within that Hub. From this rank
order, Hub staff teams in each of the 18 Hubs will select the
highest ranking applications that can be funded from the dollars
available within that Hub. After making the initial selections,
however, the Hub may use any residual funds to select the next
rank-ordered application by reducing the dollars requested by
no more than 10 percent and reducing the number of units proposed,
but in no case reducing the number of units below the financial
threshold feasibility of five ALF units. Funds remaining after
these processes are completed will be returned to HUD Headquarters.
HUD will use these funds to restore units to any project reduced
as a result of using the residual grant funds in a Hub. Secondly,
HUD will use these funds for selecting additional applications
based on the Hub ratings and rankings, beginning with the highest
rated application within the 18 Hubs. Only one application will
be selected per Hub from the national residual amount. If there
are no approvable applications in other Hubs, the process will
begin again with the selection of the next highest rated application
within the remaining Hubs. This process will continue until all
approvable applications are selected using the available remaining
funds. If there is a tie between two or more applications, and
there are insufficient residual funds to cover all tied applications,
HUD Headquarters staff will choose the winning application(s)
by lottery and/or reduction of grant request consistent with the
reduction method described above.
Deadlines are specified in the NOFA. The application deadline
is firm as to date and hour. In the interest of fairness to all
competing applicants, the Department will treat as ineligible
for consideration any application that is received after the deadline.
Applicants should take this practice into account and make early
submission of their materials to avoid risk of loss of eligibility
brought about by any unanticipated or delivery-related problems.
A FAX is not acceptable.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: A processing
schedule is developed for each funding round.
An applicant will have fourteen (14) calendar days from the date
of HUD's written notice to appeal a technical rejection to the
Multifamily Hub where the applications were sent originally. HUD
will make a determination on an appeal before finalizing selection
and Matching Requirements: This program has
no matching requirements. However, owners are required to find the
supportive services through other funding sources.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: None.
Any change in the owner during the period of the capital advance
must be approved by HUD. All owners will be required to submit an
annual financial statement or annual report to HUD.
HUD reserves the right to audit the accounts of the owner in order
to determine compliance and conformance with HUD regulations and
Regular financial reports are required. Owners must service and
maintain records in accordance with acceptable HUD and State requirements
(Grants) Reported under program 14.157.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
$2-6 million; average $4 million.
Funded 508 units in FY 2000 and 424 units in 2001.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Section 202(b) of the Housing Act of 1959, Assisted Living Conversion
Program Notice of Funding Availability published February 26, 2001.
or Local Office:
See Regional Agency Offices. Persons are encouraged to communicate with the nearest local HUD Multifamily Hubs and Program Centers listed at http://www.hud.gov/localoffices.cfm or at the Catalog Address Appendix IV.
Katina Washington 451 7th St SW Room 6152, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Katina.email@example.com Phone: (202) 708-3000
Web Site Address:
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Criteria for selecting proposals are in the NOFA.