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HUD No. 20-177
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Tuesday
October 20, 2020

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $12.5 MILLION IN HOUSING COUNSELING GRANTS
Supplemental funding will provide additional resources for HUD-approved housing counseling


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $12.5 million in supplemental housing counseling grants. These supplemental grants will support quality housing counseling services, including the foreclosure avoidance and rental counseling services used by many families as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants awarded today will directly support the housing counseling services provided by 219 HUD-approved local housing counseling agencies, national and regional organizations, and state housing finance agencies (SHFAs) who competed under HUD’s FY 2020 Supplemental Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) or HUD’s FY 2019/2020 Comprehensive Housing Counseling NOFA.

“This funding comes at exactly the right time to support the nation’s homeowners and renters who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who can benefit from the assistance of a housing counselor to remain in their homes,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

HUD-approved housing counseling agencies provide services to address a full range of housing counseling needs. This includes assisting homebuyers in evaluating their readiness for a home purchase and navigating through the homebuying process. Nearly half of the state and local counseling agencies that were awarded HUD grants received preference because they will provide counseling to individuals and families within designated Opportunity Zones.

“Our hope is that those affected by the pandemic who need housing help will reach out to qualified housing counseling professionals to help them understand what their options are,” said Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Dana Wade. “The grants awarded today will help housing counseling agencies assist a greater number of clients who are seeking assistance.”

HUD-approved housing counseling agencies also help households find affordable rental housing, offer financial literacy training to individuals and families, and provide foreclosure prevention counseling. In addition to providing counseling to homeowners and renters, HUD-approved housing counseling agencies support emergency preparedness and disaster recovery efforts, assist homeless persons in finding transitional housing, and help seniors determine whether a reverse mortgage makes sense for them.

In Fiscal Year 2019, HUD-approved housing counseling agencies served 1,015,911 households. Approximately 52 percent of those households were minorities, including 38 percent who identified as African American, 19 percent who identified as Hispanic, and 10 percent who identified as multiple races.

There are many ways to locate a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. Visit HUD's website or call (800) 569-4287 for our interactive telephone directory.

The following is a state-by-state breakdown of the awards announced today:
 

State City Agency Name Total FY20
Stage 2 Award
Arizona
  Tempe Newtown Community Development Corporation $25,789
Arizona State Total $25,789
Alabama
  Florence Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama, Inc. $7,697
  Huntsville Community Action Partnership Huntsville/Madison & Limestone $6,659
  Decatur Community Action Partnership Of North Alabama, Inc. $8,087
  Prichard Housing Authority of the City of Prichard* $23,852
  Tuscaloosa Community Service Programs Of West Alabama, Inc. $8,996
  Birmingham United Way Of Central Alabama Inc.* $123,069
Alabama State Total $178,360
Arkansas
  Blyheville Mississippi County, Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc. $13,655
  Harrison Northwest Regional Housing Authority $4,588
  Little Rock Southern Bancorp Community Partners Dba "Community Partners"* $7,827
  Russellville Universal Housing Development Corporation $7,181
Arkansas State Total $33,251
California
  Hayward A-1 Community Housing Services* $41,240
  San Francisco Asian, Inc. $12,232
  Vacaville City Of Vacaville $5,627
  Concord Consumer Credit Counseling Service Of San Francisco* $195,248
  San Rafael Fair Housing Advocates Of Northern California $7,568
  Riverside Fair Housing Council Of Riverside County, Inc. $11,323
  Modesto Habitat For Humanity, Stanislaus $6,402
  Oakland National Assoc. Of Real Estate Brokers, Inv Div Housing Cns.* $280,340
  Santa Ana Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.* $26,170
  Milpitas Project Sentinel, Inc. $11,746
  West Sacramento Rural Community Assistance Corporation* $209,802
  San Francisco San Francisco Housing Development Corporation $11,972
  Riverside Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. (credit.org) $80,129
California State Total $899,799
Colorado
  Denver Colorado Housing And Finance Authority* $151,024
Colorado State Total $151,024
Connecticut
  Hartford Community Renewal Team, Inc. $5,367
  Rocky Hill Connecticut Housing Finance Authority* $39,850
Connecticut State Total $45,217
District of Columbia
  Washington Housing Counseling Services* $34,261
  Washington Marshall Heights Community Development Organization* $7,052
  Washington National Coalition For Asian Pacific American Community Development $135,565
  Washington National Community Reinvestment Coalition $303,410
  Washington National Foundation For Credit Counseling* $244,627
  Washington UnidosUS* $624,854
District of Columbia Total $1,349,769
Florida
  Davie Adopt a Hurricane Family, Inc. $3,419
  Fort Myers Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc. $7,708
  Clearwater Bright Community Trust, Inc. $22,263
  Pensacola Community Enterprise Investments Inc. $3,678
  Melbourne Community Housing Initiative, Inc. $6,529
  Port Charlotte Comprehensive Housing Resources, Inc. $6,529
  Plantation Consolidated Credit Solutions, Inc. $15,355
  West Palm Beach Credit Card Management Services, Inc. $38,240
  Lighthouse Point Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.* $29,071
  Jacksonville Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc.* $4,975
  Pembroke Pines Housing Foundation of America $166,039
  Jacksonville Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. $6,596
  Fort Myers Lee County Housing Development Corporation $6,143
  Daytona Beach Mid-Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. $8,091
  Ocala Ocala Housing Authority $9,953
  Opa-locka Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation, Inc. $8,216
  Tampa Solitas House Inc. $10,032
  St Augustine St Johns County Board Of County Commissioners $6,795
  Sarasota Step Up Suncoast, Inc. $4,588
  Tallahassee Tallahassee Urban League, Inc. $5,364
  Clearwater Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation $11,197
  Lake Alfred The Agricultural and Labor  Program, Incorporated* $3,938
  Fort Myers The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers* $4,584
  West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Housing Authority $5,405
Florida State Total $394,708
Georgia
  Griffin Affordable Housing Enterprises Inc. $4,844
  Rome Appalachian Housing Redevelopment Corporation* $5,367
  Athens Area Committee To Improve Opportunities Now, Inc. $4,588
  Albany City Of Albany Dept Of Community & Economic Development $4,848
  Atlanta Georgia Housing And Finance* $204,905
  Atlanta Operation Hope* $132,379
  Stone Mountain Refugee Family Assistance Program $5,372
  Atlanta Summech Community Development Corporation, Inc.* $5,234
Georgia State Total $367,537
Hawaii
  Wailuku Habitat For Humanity Maui, Inc.* $5,367
  Honolulu Legal Aid Society Of Hawaii $4,661
Hawaii State Total $10,028
Idaho
  Boise Idaho Housing And Finance Association $76,049
Idaho State Total $76,049
Illinois
  Chicago Housing Action Illinois* $384,751
  Carlinville Macoupin County Housing Authority $5,497
  Chicago Smart Women / Smart Money Educational Foundation (Dba Smh)* $6,408
  Springfield Springfield Housing Authority $4,329
  Joliet Will County Center For Community Concerns $8,028
Illinois State Total $409,013
Indiana
  Mitchell Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation* $5,883
  Indianapolis Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority* $31,621
  Tell City Lincoln Hills Development Corporation* $5,367
Indiana State Total $42,871
Iowa
  Sioux City Center For Siouxland $10,681
  Dubuque Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority $4,197
  Waterloo Family Management Financial Solutions, Inc. $8,607
  Des Moines Home Opportunities Made Easy, Inc. (HOME, Inc.)* $6,722
  Cedar Rapids Horizons, A Family Service Alliance (Horizon CCCS)* $21,863
  Muscatine Muscatine, City Of D/B/A Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency* $4,655
  Decorah Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation $15,585
Iowa State Total $72,310
Kentucky
  Campbellsville Campbellsville Housing & Redevelopment Authority* $5,237
  Bowling Green Housing Assistance and Development Services, Inc. $34,390
  Gray Kceoc Community Action Partnership $5,108
  Frankfort Kentucky Housing Corporation* $62,266
  Bowling Green Live The Dream Development, Inc.* $3,361
Kentucky State Total $110,362
Louisiana
  Baton Rouge Louisiana Housing Corporation $181,534
Louisiana State Total $181,534
Maine
  Augusta Maine State Housing Authority $8,300
Maine State Total $8,300
Maryland
  Cumberland Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc.* $6,016
  Annapolis Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. $8,603
  Riverdale Centro de Apoyo Familiar* $17,629
  Baltimore Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. $6,533
  Columbia Consumer Credit Counseling Service Of Maryland And Delaware* $99,137
  Windsor Mill Diversified Housing Development, Inc. $6,407
  Baltimore Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center $5,502
  Hagerstown Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. $7,441
  Bel Air Harford County, Maryland $9,393
  Joppa Home Partnership Inc. $8,347
  Riverdale Homefree Usa, Inc.* $561,802
  Hyattsville Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc.* $10,458
  Salisbury Shore'Up $4,329
  Hughesville Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee $6,282
  Frederick The City Of Frederick $6,225
  Capitol Heights United Communities Against Poverty $22,858
  Hagerstown Washington County Community Action Council* $6,866
Maryland State Total $793,828
Massachusetts
  Boston Action For Boston Community Development, Inc. $6,789
  Fall River Catholic Social Services - Fall River* $9,512
  Boston Citizens' Housing And Planning Association, Inc.* $203,339
  Stoneham Community Service Network, Inc.* $5,374
  Boston Neighborhood Stabilization Corporation $848,867
  Taunton Pro-Home, Inc.* $5,883
  Springfield Springfield Partners For Community Action, Inc.* $4,718
  Boston The Housing Partnership Network* $185,578
Massachusetts State Total $1,270,683
Michigan
  Bay City Bay Area Housing, Inc.* $7,441
  Jackson Community Action Agency* $7,571
  Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Urban League* $8,083
  Farmington Hills Greenpath, Inc.* $601,026
  Charlotte Housing Services Mid Michigan* $8,607
  Lansing Michigan State Housing Development Authority $211,291
  Traverse City Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc. $9,642
  Pontiac Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency $6,016
  Pontiac Oakland, County Of $7,203
Michigan State Total $866,880
Minnesota
  St. Cloud Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of St. Cloud* $7,656
  Saint Paul Minnesota Homeownership Center* $185,726
  St. Paul Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services* $10,804
Minnesota State Total $204,186
Mississippi
  Tupelo Covenant Faith Outreach Ministries - Covenant Comm. Dev. Corp.* $18,345
  Jackson Housing Education And Economic Development, Inc. $5,508
  Jackson Mississippi Home Corporation* $92,139
  Jackson Mississippi Homebuyer Education Center* $96,637
Mississippi State Total $212,629
Missouri
  Independence Community Services League Of Jackson County* $9,508
  University City Housing Options Provided For The Elderly, Inc.* $40,202
  Kansas City Neighborhood Housing Services Of Kansas City, Inc. $4,329
  St. Louis Youth Education And Health In Soulard $4,728
Missouri State Total $58,767
Montana
  Great Falls Montana Homeownership Network Dba Neighborworks Montana* $137,648
Montana State Total $137,648
Nebraska
  Fairbury Blue Valley Community Action, Inc.* $6,662
  Omaha Credit Advisors Foundation $33,745
  Omaha Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. $12,877
  Chadron High Plains Community Development Corp., Inc. $7,978
Nebraska State Total $61,262
New Hampshire
  Bedford New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority* $57,440
New Hampshire State Total $57,440
New Jersey
  Marmora Consumer Credit And Budget Counseling, Inc.* $37,322
  Manalapan Garden State Ccc, Inc. Dba Navicore Solutions* $162,907
  Trenton Housing And Community Development Network Of New Jersey* $90,154
  Jersey City Hudson County Housing Resource Center, Inc.* $14,826
  Trenton New Jersey Housing And Mortgage Finance Agency* $69,711
  Union City North Hudson Community Action Corporation $4,588
  Paterson Paterson Housing Authority* $4,588
  Toms River Ocean, Inc. (Ocean Community Economic Action Now, Inc.) $13,654
  Audubon Senior Citizens United Community Services, Inc. $7,059
New Jersey State Total $404,809
Nevada
  North Las Vegas Nevada Partners, Inc.* $36,165
Nevada State Total $36,165
New York
  Belmont Allegany County Community Opportunities & Rural Development* $11,197
  Brooklyn Greater Sheepshead Bay Development Corporation $3,419
  New York National Urban League* $287,186
  New York New York Mortgage Coalition, Inc.* $115,374
  New York New York State Housing Finance Agency* $288,402
  Niagara Falls NHS of Rochester, Inc. DBA Neighborworks Comm. Partners Rochester $25,968
  Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. $4,977
  Rochester Pathstone Corporation* $57,659
  Far Rockaway Rockaway Dev & Revitalization $4,329
  New York Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council, Inc. $3,549
  New York The Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc. $10,931
New York State Total $812,991
North Carolina
  Siler Chatham County Housing Authority $4,458
  Greensboro Housing Authority Of The City Of Greensboro* $8,087
  High Point Housing Authority Of The City Of High Point $5,041
  Raleigh North Carolina Housing Coalition $229,044
  Southern Pines Sandhills Community Action Program Inc.* $24,030
  Statesville Statesville Housing Authority $28,135
  Raleigh Telamon Corporation* $123,747
  New Bern Twin Rivers Opportunities, Inc. $6,922
  Hickory Western Piedmont Council Of Governments* $9,519
North Carolina State Total $438,983
North Dakota
  Bismarck North Dakota Housing Finance Agency* $69,472
North Dakota State Total $69,472
Ohio
  Cleveland Community Housing Solutions* $6,662
  Dayton County Corp* $8,098
  Akron Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc. $6,283
  Painesville Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.* $8,993
  Lima West Ohio Community Action Partnership $6,143
  Cincinnati Working In The Neighborhoods* $6,792
  Fremont Wsos Community Action Commission Inc.* $4,068
  Youngstown Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation $7,052
Ohio State Total $54,091
Oklahoma
  Enid Community Development Support Association, Inc. (Cdsa) $4,329
  Hugo Housing Authority Of The Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma* $13,264
  TULSA Housing Partners Of Tulsa, Inc. $8,476
  Tulsa Quickcert, Inc. $18,527
Oklahoma State Total $44,596
Oregon
  La Grande Community Connection Of Northeast Oregon, Inc.* $5,756
  McMinnville Housing Authority of Yamhill County (HAYC)* $6,662
  Hillsboro Open Door Counseling Center* $8,361
Oregon State Total $20,779
Pennsylvania
  Philadelphia Hispanic Association Of Contractors And Enterprises* $9,529
  Philadelphia Intercommunity Action Inc. $4,975
  Philadelphia Nueva Esperanza, Inc.* $194,810
  Philadelphia Pennsylvania Community Real Estate Corp $9,719
  Harrisburg Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency* $511,676
  Homestead The Mon Valley Initiative* $183,639
  Greensburg Westmoreland Community Action $5,109
Pennsylvania State Total $919,457
Rhode Island
  Providence The Housing Authority Of The City Of Providence* $5,108
Rhode Island State Total $5,108
South Carolina
  Charleston Charleston Trident Urban League $6,792
  Greenville Greenville County Human Relations Commission* $8,617
  Barnwell Southeastern Housing And Community Development* $8,607
South Carolina State Total $24,016
South Dakota
  Pierre South Dakota Housing Development Authority $68,187
South Dakota State Total $68,187
Tennessee
  Rutledge Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation And Development Council* $6,922
  Johnson City Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation* $9,122
  Nashville Tennessee Housing Development Agency $50,594
  Jackson West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.* $259,887
Tennessee State Total $326,525
Texas
  Austin Austin Habitat For Humanity, Inc. $6,326
  San Antonio City Of San Antonio /Neighborhood & Housing Services Dept. $7,568
  Houston Easter Seals Of Greater Houston, Inc. $8,343
  Sugar Land Money Management International, Inc. $344,500
  Waco Waco Community Development $6,662
Texas State Total $373,399
Utah
  Provo Community Action Services And Food Bank* $5,756
  Logan Utah State University* $8,428
Utah State Total $14,184
Vermont
  Rutland Bennington Rutland Opportunity Council, Inc.* $11,649
Vermont State Total $11,649
Virgin Islands
  St. Thomas Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority* $13,785
Virgin Islands Total $13,785
Virginia
  Alexandria Catholic Charities USA* $293,997
  Richmond Virginia Housing Development Authority* $369,277
Virginia State Total $663,274
Washington
  Seattle Washington State Housing Finance Commission* $114,564
Washington State Total $114,564
West Virginia
  Delbarton Housing Authority Of Mingo County $4,463
  Kincaid Southern Appalachian Labor School Foundation, Inc.* $22,858
West Virginia State Total $27,321
Wisconsin
  Madison Movin' Out, Inc.* $9,126
  Milwaukee United Community Center* $27,548
Wisconsin State Total $36,674

* Grantees received preference points for qualified activities within a designated Opportunity Zone.

 

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