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811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (811PRA) Program allows persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

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. The program is intended to support people with disabilities that qualify for Medicaid in their transition out of nursing facilities, out of foster care, out of homelessness, or to maintain their presence in the community.

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to administer Michigan’s 811PRA program.

Service Coordinators: Information Here

Owners/Property Managers: Information Here


Eligible Applicants:

  • Extremely low-income households;
  • Households must consist of at least one non-elderly adult with a disability;
  • Disabled member of household must be 18 years of age or older and less than 62 years of age at the time of admission into the property. The person with the disability must be eligible for community-based, long-term services as provided through Medicaid waivers, Medicaid state plan options, state funded services or other appropriate services.

Examples of Possible Applicants:

  • People living in nursing facilities.
  • People with developmental disabilities or mental health issues.
  • People who may be forced to enter a nursing facility because an affordable home is not available for them in the community.
  • People who are chronically homeless.
  • People who live in foster care.


Below is a list of Michigan's approved 811PRA projects. This list will be updated as new awards are made.

Property Name: Grandview Marquette
City: Marquette
County: Marquette
811PRA Units: 6
Approximate Start of Rent-up : 01/2018
Property Contact: Community Action Alger-Marquette (CAAM): 906-228-6522
Please Contact The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) for more information at 906-217-3037.

Property Name: Meadow park Apts
City: Big Rapids
County: Mecosta
811PRA Units: 6
Approximate Start of Rent Up: 03/2017
Property Contact: Big Rapids Housing Commission: 231-796-8689
Please contact Area Agency on Aging Western Michigan for more Information at 616-456-5664 or The Reliance Community Care Partners at 800-447-3007.


Additional information:

Application Process

Application and Verification Form

Release of Information Form

Live-in Aide Requirements

Additional questions?  Please contact your local Service Coordinator.