HUD Selects 13 States for FY 2012 Section 811 PRA Demonstration

Housing and Urban Development - HUDOn February 12, 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it had preliminarily selected 13 states to participate in the first ever Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Demonstration. This new Section 811 Demonstration is designed to assist state housing agencies to expand integrated supportive housing opportunities for people with the most significant and long term disabilities, and was the centerpiece of the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010.

“This is an incredibly important day for the disability community — particularly for 3,530 people with the most significant and long term disabilities who are institutionalized or homeless but will soon be living in integrated, affordable housing because of the revitalized Section 811 program. TAC and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force are enormously grateful to the Melville Charitable Trust for their vision, and their unwavering commitment to the permanent supportive housing approach, which made today’s HUD Section 811 Demonstration funding awards possible,” stated Ann O’Hara, Associate Director of TAC.

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Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC)

The Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC) invites you to visit our website to learn more about us, our services, and our expertise in affordable and permanent supportive housing and health and human services issues affecting very low-income people with disabilities and people who are homeless.

Visit for the latest news and state-of-the-art information and resources on hot topics in the field.

Users may also search our publications, as well as our voucher database for people with disabilities and the latest Priced Out data.


“Life Beyond the Nest” & “Skills for independent living”

Life Enrichment Options (LEO) presents

A conversation with Pam Blanton of Partners4Housing about an innovative housing model where families, housing providers, and support agencies join to-gether to create affordable, sustainable housing for people with disabilities. and …
Discover the skills that are needed for your son or daughter to successfully live in various housing options.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave NW, Issaquah

Presentation is free and no pre-registration is required

For more information:


Life Enrichment Options (LEO)

Life Enrichment Options (LEO) is a community based non-profit organization that advocates and works to support individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their goals through supportive housing, recreation, employment opportunities and community education.


P.O. Box 117, Issaquah, WA 98027-0006
Phone: 425.395.6688


UPDATE: 2014 – Tessera is now closed.

Tessera – Creating lifelong learning opportunities for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2008.


Phone: 425.301.5048
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1136 | Woodinville, WA 98072

Housing and Employment Resources – The Arc of King County

The Arc of King County | Washington State

Housing and Employment Resources


Resource GuideAge 22 and older

Creative Housing Solutions – The Arc of King County Website

The Arc of King County
Creative Housing Solutions
is a collection of personal stories describing unique journeys of individuals with developmental disabilities who have created their own places to live that reflect their dreams and desires for a full life rooted in home and community.


My Home My Life Family Network

Join other families interested in networking and talking about housing options and ideas.

Sponsored by:  Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (W.I.S.E.).

Contact: Sherry McNary
Phone: (206) 343-0881 ext 121 or (206) 391-8200
Website: http://www.theiniti
Where: Meetings in various locations