The High Leverage Asset Preservation Program (HILAPP) provides grants to local housing authorities (LHAs) that are able to secure matching funds from local and/or other non-DHCD sources to support the modernization and redevelopment of state-aided public housing. HILAPP is a complement to the Formula Funding Program which was launched in 2010. Whereas Formula Funding predictably disburses capital bond funds across the entire state-aided public housing portfolio according to a needs-based formula, HILAPP grants funding awards via a competitive process.

The program is guided by the following core principles:

  • Preserve as many units as possible
  • Prioritize developments with significant capital needs that cannot sufficiently be addressed with Formula Funding
  • Prioritize developments in communities with the highest need for extremely low income housing
  • Leverage as much capital as possible from sources other than DHCD

Between FY14 and FY18, DHCD intends to distribute $75M for HILAPP projects, which will in turn leverage millions of dollars from outside sources.  DHCD will repeat the competitive award process annually, funding permitting, in order to build and maintain a consistent pipeline of HILAPP projects.

DHCD announced the availability of the HILAPP program in its Public Housing Notice 2013-12.  See request for proposals, application form, and list of eligible developments below.


Additional HILAPP Program Documents

2nd Round FY14 - The 2014 deadline for HILAPP proposal submission is April 1, 2014.

Request for Proposal Announcement (PHN 2014-02)

Replies to Questions regarding HILAPP Requests for Proposals due April 1, 2014 pdf format of repliestoquestions.pdf

List of Currently Eligible State-aided Public Housing Developments pdf format of eligibledevelopments.pdf

Application Form pdf format of 13-12a.pdf

1st Round FY13 - The 2013 deadline for HILAPP proposal submission was June 19, 2013.

Requests for Proposals Announcement (PHN 2013-12) pdf format of 13-12.pdf



For additional program information, please contact Amy Stitely at (617) 573-1156.