SECTION 811

Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program

Do you have a client or loved one with a disability currently living in an institutionalized setting? The Section 811 Program may be able to help them find comfortable, affordable housing in a community setting

The Section 811 Program provides affordability,
support, independence, and accessibility.

  • Links affordable housing with services and supports
  • Provides the independence of living on your own
  • Units are equipped with accessibility features
  • Participants in the Section 811 program pay 30% of their income for rent and utilities, and RIHousing, on behalf of HUD, pays the remainder of the rent directly to the landlord using the 811 program subsidy.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals with a disability who are:

  • Between the ages of 18 – 61
  • Medicaid beneficiaries
  • Extremely low income
  • Exiting an institutionalized setting and referred by a social/case worker

The Section 811 Program provides affordability,
support, independence, and accessibility.

  • Links affordable housing with services and supports
  • Provides the independence of living on your own
  • Units are equipped with accessibility features
  • Participants in the Section 811 program pay 30% of their income for rent and utilities, and RIHousing, on behalf of HUD, pays the remainder of the rent directly to the landlord using the 811 program subsidy.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals with a disability who are:

  • Between the ages of 18 – 61
  • Medicaid beneficiaries
  • Extremely low income
  • Exiting an institutionalized setting and referred by a social/case worker

Additionally, qualified applicants must be:

Individuals living in institutional settings who:

  • have indicated a desire to reside and receive services and supports in a community-based setting;
  • have been assessed and identified by the Nursing Home Transition Program (NHTP), Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program or Managed Care Organization (MCO) as appropriate for safe transition and who can live independently with services and supports in place; or
  • reside in Mental Health, Psychiatric Rehabilitative Residences and who can live independently.

OR

  • Individuals who are on the Rhode Island Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Universal Wait List and determined to be high users of Medicaid services. In order to reach this population RIHousing staff will attend Coordinated Entry System Placement Committee meetings to ensure potential applicants are linked with housing opportunities through Section 811.

HOW TO APPLY

Tenants
Interested candidates should speak with their assigned case worker. The case worker will complete the pre-application* with the interested applicant.

Landlords/Property Managers
If you own or manage a property that meets the criteria listed in the Section 811 Fact Sheet we encourage you to submit a proposal.

*Download the fillable PDF to complete the form. Once completed, the form may be saved to a computer
and emailed as a PDF attachment.

CONTACT

Latoshia Denson
401-450-1329
ldenson@rihousing.com