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Distressed Cities Technical Assistance (TA)

The Distressed Cities TA program is designed to build the administrative capacity of smaller distressed communities recently impacted by a natural disaster. The focus of this TA includes financial management, economic development, and disaster recovery planning.

This program has three main goals:

  • Adopt effective, efficient, and sustainable financial management practices. This includes the management of disaster recovery and resilience funds;
  • Build capacity for financial management, economic revitalization, affordable housing, and disaster recovery and resilience by building partnerships with public agencies, community members, non-profits, and private organizations; and
  • Improve knowledge of federal development programs. This includes indirect subsidy sources, such as Opportunity Zones and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program.

This program allows HUD to develop a set of best practices and recommendations to share with other communities facing similar challenges.

For more information on community eligibility and to request TA, access the HUD Exchange website.