DCA Issues Project Based Voucher RFP

Targeted for Supportive Housing
Submission Deadline May 15, 2013

DCA Issues Project Based Voucher RFPThe New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced on Friday April 19, 2013, the availability of a limited number of project-based vouchers for the purpose of creating and/or expanding permanent, affordable housing for citizens with special needs. The application deadline is May 15, 2013.

Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit and for-profit housing developers/sponsors.

Eligible Uses: Eligible uses include existing rental housing, new construction, and substantial rehabilitation.

Please note that no more than twenty-five (25%) percent of the units in a project may have project-based assistance from either a federal or state funding source.

Exceptions to this cap are:

  1. Project-based units in a single family property (one to four unit property); or
  2. Units in a multifamily building (five or more) set-aside for the elderly or disabled.
  3. This limit may be waived by DCA with substantial justification.

Term of Assistance: The term of assistance shall be for a period of 15 years, dependent upon continued funding availability and compliance with the terms of the Housing Assistance Payment Contract. This may be extended with agreement of all parties.

Eligible Households:

  • Individuals with mental illness
  • Individuals with physical and developmental disabilities
  • Youth aging out of foster care
  • Runaway and homeless youth
  • Individuals with AIDS/HIV
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Disabled and homeless veterans
  • Individuals and families who are homeless
  • Individuals in treatment for substance abuse

Maximum Number of Vouchers: The maximum number of HCV-PBA vouchers per application is capped at ten. This limit may be waived by DCA with substantial justification.

Click here for the full RFP.