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Section 811 Project Rental Assistance

The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) program provides project-based rental assistance for extremely low-income persons with disabilities linked with long term services. The program is made possible through a partnership between the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA), New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) and eligible multifamily properties.

The Section 811 PRA program creates the opportunity for persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible through the coordination of voluntary services and providing a choice of subsidized, integrated rental housing options.

Tenant Participation Eligibility

The program is limited to individuals who are part of the Target Population and receiving services through an active support service provider. Each eligible household must have a qualified member of the Target Population that will be at least 18 years of age and under the age of 62 at the time of admission.

Target Populations

Households in which a household member has one or more of the substantial, long-term disabilities listed below, provided that an LLA determines appropriate services related to the type of disability can be provided.

  • Serious Mental Illness
  • Addictive disorder (e.g. individuals in treatment and demonstrated recovery from substance abuse disorder)
  • Developmental disability (e.g. intellectual disability, autism or other development disability acquired before the age of 22)
  • Physical, sensory or cognitive disability occurring after the age of 22
  • Disability caused by effects of chronic illness (e.g. people with HIV/AIDS who are no longer able to work)
  • Age-related disability (e.g. frail elderly less than 62 years of age or young adults with other special needs who have been in the foster care or juvenile justice system)
  • Households/individuals who are homeless with a qualifying disability


Participating Properties