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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.

For more information about HUD's technical assistance and capacity-building initiatives, visit Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program.


Content current as of April 22, 2020.