Performance Measure O4

Note: Information on this page is subject to change.  Applicants should always refer to the performance measure instructions published with the NOFO.  Grantees should refer to the performance measure instructions for the grant year in which they were funded.
Number of housing units developed, repaired, or otherwise made available for low-income individuals, families or people with disabilities.
Goal 1: Economic Opportunity: Housing

Definition of Key Terms

Housing unit: A single-family home (including a mobile home if permanently placed), an apartment, or a room in a group home for people with disabilities.
Develop: Build new or substantially rehabilitate housing units that were uninhabitable or soon would have become so. Involves replacing major systems such as the roof, the plumbing, the wiring, the foundation, or elevating the unit as required by a flood plain standard.
Repair: A more modest level of physical work on the unit, such as weatherizing,
painting, replacing appliances and removing safety hazards.
Otherwise made available: Activities that make available through improved access a housing unit that is in the housing stock and likely to remain habitable. For example, assistance in searching for the unit, a rent subsidy that makes the unit affordable to the individual or family.
Low-income: Must be receiving or meet the income eligibility requirements to receive: TANF, Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, SCHIP, Section 8 housing assistance OR have a poor credit score OR are at least 60 days behind on one or more personal/family accounts.
Individuals and families: The U.S. Census definition of “household,” which includes all the persons who occupy a housing unit. The occupants may be a single family, one person living alone, two or more families living together, or any other group of related or unrelated persons who share living arrangements.
People with disabilities: Subset of individuals and families that meets a definition related to inability to live independently without support (could use HUD definition). Separate mention in this measure may not be needed, but could leave it in and count units for people with disabilities separately to acknowledge emphasis on this population.

How to Calculate Measure/Collect Data

Unduplicated count of Housing Units developed, repaired, or otherwise made available as defined here for low income individuals, families or persons with disabilities. This count indicates that the work has been completed to make the units available but they may or may not have been occupied.
Programs can use a dollar cut-off to distinguish “developed” from “repaired” (e.g., 30K/unit) or can distinguish by whether major systems are replaced. Dollar cut-off would require valuing volunteer labor, distinguishing between skilled trades and other workers.
Programs that are able to count Individuals placed in the housing units they develop, repair or make available should report on Measure O5 (Tier 2).
Inspection report, certificate of occupancy, or other verification from an external agency that the work was completed.

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