14.191: Multifamily Housing Service Coordinators
Alternate Name: Service Coordinator in Multifamily Housing
Aug. 11, 2022
Aug. 11, 2022
To link elderly, especially frail and disabled, or disabled non-elderly assisted housing and neighborhood residents to supportive services in the general community; to prevent premature and unnecessary institutionalization; and, to assess individual service needs, determine eligibility for public services and make resource allocation decisions which enable residents to stay in the community longer.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants
Eligible applicants are owners of Section 8 developments with project-based subsidy (including Rural Housing Service Section 515/8 developments); Section 202 developments as defined under 24 CFR Sections 277 and 885, and 221(d)(3) below-market interest rate and 236 developments which are insured or assisted (funded under Sections 24 CFR 221 Subpart C, 236, 277, 880, 881, 883, 885 and 886). To be eligible, developments must also be current in mortgage payments. Service coordinators for Congregate Housing Service Programs (CHSP), Section 202 developments with a Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC), and Section 811 developments are not eligible for funding. Owners of Section 202 PRAC developments may request an increase in their PRAC to hire a Service Coordinator by following procedures in the Office of Housing's Management Agent Handbook 4381.5, Revision-2, Change-2, Chapter 8.
Eligible beneficiaries are residents of eligible housing or community residents who live in the vicinity of such housing. Service Coordination may be provided to elderly or disabled families. In particular, priority is given to residents who are frail (unable to perform at least three activities of daily living (ADLs)) or at risk elderly persons who are unable to perform 1- 2 ADLs, or non-elderly disabled or temporarily disabled residents. At least twenty-five percent of the residents of a development must be frail, at risk, or non-elderly people with disabilities for that development to be eligible for funding.