Our Firm has worked on several developments with funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. We know HUD requirements, codes, and personnel, are familiar with HUD’s accessibility, product, and material standards, and are comfortable meeting the requirements of HUD’s review process and with HUD’s direct involvement during construction.
Urban Housing developments allow for community building and create affordable rental homes of quality for low to moderate-income families. It focuses on subsidized apartments and develops viable communities of people who live within their means.
Multi-family HUD Projects in the US have been on the rise. This has been mostly has been a rise in funding under FHA 221(d)(4) lending program which until recently was under-utilized by developers. Additionally, the Section 8 program allows for tenant rental assistance within a regular complex so that lower income families can live just as everyone else does. It is our job as Architects to bring light to the opportunities to developers that will obtain funding.
We have the experience to know how to get HUD approved lenders and go through the different application and approval process with the department. Generally, it is easier to obtain funding through these lenders when developing a project of 250 units or less. Similar there are restrictions because under the lending program you can only borrow up to $250,000 for construction per unit.
HUD Types & Programs
Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy (SRO) ProgramSupportive Housing ProgramHousing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)Surplus Property for Use to Assist the Homeless (Title V)Single Family Housing ProgramsGood Neighbor Next DoorHousing (Sections 207 and 223(f))Development Areas (Section 220)(Section 221(d)(3) and (4))Multi-Family SubsidizedSubsidized ApartmentsIntermediate Care FacilitiesBoard and Care HomesPublic and Indian HousingChoice NeighborhoodsSection 8 Moderate Rehabilitation ProgramSection 8 Moving to Work Demonstration Multifamily Housing ProgramsAssisted-Living Conversion Program (ALCP)Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Section 202)Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811)Assisted Living Facilities (Section 232)Green Retrofit Program for Multifamily HousingBrownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI)New Construction or Substantial Rehabilitation of Nursing HomesInclusive CommunitiesSustainable HomesInclusive HomesEqual Opportunity Housing(Non-Entitlement) for States and Small CitiesSection 107Continuum of Care ProgramSection 8 Housing