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Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing

Grants to national intermediaries to develop the capacity and ability of community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low income families.

Nature of Program: Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 authorizes HUD to provide assistance through competitive grants to five national nonprofit intermediary groups. These groups provide direct operational support, loans, grants, and predevelopment assistance to subgrantee CDCs and CHDOs or provide training and education to develop the capacity and ability of CDCs or CHDOs to undertake community development and affordable housing projects and programs. The grantees concentrate on neighborhood based nonprofit CDCs and CHDOs that have as part of their mission the holistic improvement of the neighborhood for the benefit of low income families. Private sources must provide a match three times the amount of any assistance provided under this section.

Applicant Eligibility: Living Cities/The National Community Development Initiative, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., Habitat for Humanity International, and YouthBuild USA.

Legal Authority: Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-120, as amended by Section 10004 of Public Law 105-118) (42 U.S.C. 9816 note).

Administering Office: Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410-7000.

Information Sources: Administering office. On the Web

Current Status: Active.