2023 Permanent Supportive Housing Development Program Round X with option for Healthy Housing, Healthy Communities Request for Applications
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has released the request for applications (RFA) under its Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Development Program Round X with option for Healthy Housing, Healthy Communities (H3C). Financing is available for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and/or new construction of PSH projects that serve the most vulnerable populations and that offer flexible, voluntary supportive services designed to increase housing stability. Projects that have investment from a Healthcare Partner and address a community health disparity are also encouraged to apply.
This year, additional financing is available through the PSH Development Program RFA for IHDA’s H3C Initiative. This new initiative encourages strategic partnerships between affordable housing and the healthcare industry to address health disparities often experienced by low-income households and their communities. Applicants whose developments propose innovative models of healthcare integration and have a qualifying financial commitment from a hospital, healthcare system, insurer, or managed care organization are eligible for H3C financing.
More information about the H3C initiative can be found on IHDA’s Healthy Housing, Healthy Communities page.
IHDA expects most applications will be for PSH projects of 40 or fewer units where at least 50% of the units are PSH units, and that requests will generally be up to 90% of the total project cost. Applicants are required to complete the Pre-Application Process outlined in the RFA prior to submitting an application, starting with the submission of a Concept Meeting Request Form. IHDA hosted two Mandatory Application Workshops in November. Included below are slides and a link to the webinar recording from one of the workshops.
PSH-H3C Round X Application Workshop Materials
Please see the FAQ Document below, which includes responses to frequently asked questions regarding the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Development Program Round X with option for Healthy Housing, Healthy Communities (H3C).
Recording link: https://illinois2.webex.com/illinois2/ldr.php?RCID=979b5f164d2b36a6841521816a45df60
Please email a Concept Meeting Intake Form to IHDA at PSHRFA@ihda.org to request a project concept meeting and start the Pre-Application Process. These requests will be accepted on a rolling basis through October 6 and will be scheduled between August 21 and October 13, 2023. All interested applicants MUST submit a Concept Meeting Request Form and fully complete the Pre-Application Process. IHDA is no longer accepting Concept Meeting Intake Forms.
Applications are due to IHDA by 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. Applications must be submitted electronically. IHDA will provide information on the application submission process on this page once available.
Please find the request for applications and H3C Scoring Rubric below:
2023 PSH and H3C Application Documents and Forms Are available below.
If you have any questions related to the application timeline or would like to schedule a concept meeting, please email PSHRFA@ihda.org. For questions specific to H3C, please email H3C_Information@ihda.org.
In addition, IHDA hosted an optional webinar on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 to discuss the application process and details specific to this RFA. The slides from this presentation and a link to a recording of the webinar are below: