In 2016, DHCD launched the Modernizing Public Housing And Supporting Elders (ModPHASE) initiative, working in partnership with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). ModPHASE has two main objectives:
- Preserve Chapter 667 state public housing developments with high capital needs; and
- Facilitate partnerships between Local Housing Authorities (LHAs) and local service agencies to provide service-rich environments that allow residents to age in their community
ModPHASE grants are for improving and preserving the existing public housing stock while simultaneously expanding resident access to supportive services. In order to be considered for a ModPHASE grant, an LHA must demonstrate that its Chapter 667 development needs extra capital resources beyond Formula Funding and also propose a way to provide services to all residents at the development so they may age in community.
How it Works
DHCD makes awards through competitive funding rounds, as funds become available. Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) will be periodically issued to LHAs via Public Housing Notice.
Who is Eligible
With each NOFA, DHCD publishes a list of ModPHASE eligible developments. Due to limited funding availability, DHCD is limiting the applicant pool according to the following criteria:
- Program: ModPHASE funds are only available for capital improvements at ch.667 developments
- Unit count: Developments must have 20 or more units
- Facility Condition Index (FCI): Developments must have an FCI of 15% or higher, as recorded in DHCD’s Capital Planning System (CPS) at the time of NOFA
- Past Awards: Developments are not eligible if, within the 10 years of NOFA, they were granted more than $1M in HILAPP funds or had a project funded by a CAR award exceeding $1M
Applicable Public Housing Notices