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NOTICE: Special Application Round for $420,058 in 2018 CDBG/HOME Funds dedicated to creation of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
With this notice, the Lake County Housing & Community Development Commission (HCDC) announces a special application round for 2018 grants to create up to 25 units of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). Eligible projects should also be intended for submission to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Permanent Supportive Housing Development Program Round V Application (due July 20, 2018), and this CDBG/HOME funding is contingent on successful receipt of IHDA PSH Round V funds.
The HCDC "welcomes creative models that will help meet a diverse array of PHS needs" as stated in the IHDA PSH Development Program (https://www.idha.org/developers/supportive-housing/) Request for Applications. This special application round shares IHDA's goal that projects "may offer PSH units in a range of settings, including but not limited to 1) Scattered-Site PSH Projects; or 2) Projects with Integrated PSH units; or3) Single Site PSH Projects." Please see IHDA's Request for Applications for definitions and additional info.
Applicants should carefully select agencies with sustainable funding to provide the wraparound services needed to assist vulnerable tenants in maintaining their housing. Services must be voluntary and available to tenants in their homes. Preference to projects with services that embrace housing first and harm reduction best practices.
This Lake County PSH Special Application round is different from IHDA's PSH program in several important ways:
Lake County grant dollars can be used as follows:
Please contact Irene Marsh-Elmer, Housing Grant Administration Specialist, at 847-377-2152 or [email protected].
______________________________________________1 CDBG carries five-year use restriction
2 HOME carries twenty-year affordability restriction
3 Letters of support for selected project(s) available July 12 in advance of July 20, 2018 IHDA PSH Development Application Deadline