Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Department's Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program

The purpose of HUD’s Housing Counseling Grant Program is to provide funds that shall be used for providing counseling and advice to tenants and homeowners, both current and prospective, with respect to property maintenance, financial management and literacy, and such other matters as may be appropriate

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to assist program clients in improving their housing conditions, meeting their financial needs, and fulfilling the responsibilities of tenancy or homeownership.

Funding provided under this NOFA is intended to support HUD-approved housing counseling agencies to respond flexibly to the needs of residents and neighborhoods, and deliver a wide variety of housing counseling services to homebuyers, homeowners, renters, and the homeless.

This NOFA plays an integral role in the continued stabilization of our nation’s housing market by helping individuals and families obtain housing and stay in their homes through responsible homeownership or affordable rental housing.

Traditionally underserved populations, such as minorities, the elderly, veterans, persons with disabilities, persons with limited English proficiency, and residents of rural areas, face unique housing and economic challenges.

HUD’s Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program funds housing agencies that provide expert, unbiased guidance and information to help families and individuals meet their housing needs and improve their financial situations.

Moreover, HUD grant funding supports housing counseling agencies that act as an important safeguard in the prevention of housing scams and discrimination.

These housing counseling agencies are able to act as an important gateway to local, state, federal, and private housing assistance and resources.
Related Programs

Housing Counseling Assistance Program

Department of Housing and Urban Development


Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Estimated Funding: $43,000,000


Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps

Additional Information of Eligibility:
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Eligible applicants must satisfy the following criteria:Applicant must be approved to participate in the HUD Housing Counseling Program prior to the NOFA issue date.

In addition, SHFAs are eligible for this NOFA if they possess statutory authority to provide housing counseling throughout their entire state and adhere to all program requirements outlined in 24 CFR Part 214, this handbook, and other governing documents.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps

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Date Posted:
2019-05-24

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2019-07-31


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