HUD has a
number of grant programs that local organizations can use to serve colonias residents
and migrant farmworkers. These grants are awarded on a competitive basis. They
are announced annually in HUD's Notice
of Funding Availability.
Housing & Economic Development (RHED)
What Is It? The RHED
grant program funds activities to build capacity at the state and local level
and economic development in rural areas.
Who Can Apply? Rural nonprofits,
community development corporations (CDCs), state housing finance agencies (HFAs),
state community and/or economic development agencies, and federally recognized
Homeownership Program (SHOP)
What Is It? A sweat equity and volunteer-based
homeownership program for low-income persons and families. SHOP provides funds
for eligible nonprofit organizations to purchase home sites and develop or improve
Who Can Apply? National and regional non-profit organizations
or consortia with experience in using volunteer labor to build housing.
What Is It? Housing Counseling grants are offered to
agencies to provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures,
credit issues, and reverse mortgages.
Who Can Apply? HUD-approved local
housing counseling agencies (LHCAs), HUD-approved national and regional intermediaries,
and state housing finance agencies (SHFAs). Learn
how to become "HUD-approved."
Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP)
What Is It? FHIP provides assistance
to individuals who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. Grantees
identify government agencies that can help and conduct preliminary investigation
of claims by sending testers to properties suspected of practicing housing discrimination.
There are 3 FHIP initiatives: Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI), Private
Enforcement Initiative (PEI), and the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI).
Who Can Apply?
- FHIP-FHOI: Qualified fair housing enforcement
organizations with at least two years of experience in complaint intake, complaint
investigation, testing for fair housing violations, and meritorious claims in
the three years prior to the filing of their application.
Fair housing enforcement organizations that meet certain requirements related
to the length and quality of previous fair housing enforcement experience.
State or local governments, qualified fair housing enforcement organizations (those
with at least 2 years of experience), other fair housing organizations, and other
public or private nonprofit organizations representing groups of persons protected
by the Fair Housing Act.
202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
What Is It? This program
is designed to increase the supply of affordable housing with supportive services
for low-income elderly. The goal is to allow them to live independently, but in
an environment that provides support activities such as cleaning and cooking.
Who Can Apply? Private non-profit organizations that can, among other
requirements, submit a resolution that they will provide a minimum capital investment
equal to 0.5 percent of the HUD-approved capital advance, up to a maximum of $25,000
for national sponsors or $10,000 for other sponsors. Public entities are not eligible
for funding under this program.
811 Supportive Housing for Persons With Disabilities
What Is It?
Section 811 allows very low-income adults with disabilities to live as independently
as possible by increasing the supply of rental housing that provides supportive
services. HUD provides advanced interest-free capital to nonprofit sponsors to
help them finance the development of rental housing with supportive services for
persons with disabilities.
Who Can Apply? Non-profit organizations
with a Section 501(c)(3) tax exemption from the IRS that can also submit a resolution
that a minimum capital investment equal to 0.5 percent of the capital advance
amount, up to a maximum of $10,000 will be provided.
Opportunities for Persons With Aids (HOPWA)
What Is It? Addresses
the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Grant projects must
benefit low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. HOPWA funding can
also provide housing assistance and related supportive services. Funds are awarded
from one of three HOPWA programs: the Formula Program, Competitive Program and
the National Technical Assistance Funds
Who Can Apply? Local communities,
states and nonprofit organizations.
Paint Hazard Control Grant Program
What Is It? Aims to reduce the
exposure of young children to lead-based paint hazards in their homes - whether
homes are privately-owned, low income owner-occupied or rental housing. Evaluation
and hazard control activities must be conducted by trained and/or certified individuals.
Grants are managed by the state or local government entity. Grantees frequently
partner with local community-based organizations to accomplish program activities.
Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)
What Is It? Encourages communities
to develop local strategies to help assisted families who receive Section 8 housing
vouchers obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency.
Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) work with welfare agencies, schools, business,
and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program for FSS participants.
Families that are selected to receive a voucher or who currently receive assistance
through the housing choice voucher programs should discuss participation in the
FSS program with their local PHA
Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (ROSS)
What Is It? Links public
housing residents with services and resident empowerment activities to assist
residents in becoming economically self-sufficient. ROSS incorporates three basic
funding categories: Technical Assistance/Training Support for Resident Organization,
Resident Service Delivery Models, and Service Coordinators
Who Can Apply?
Public housing agencies, site-based resident associations, intermediary resident
organizations, and non-profit entities operating as association or networks that
administer programs benefiting public and assisted housing residents.