FY 2023 HOPE VI Main Street NOFO

Program Description:

a. The HOPE VI Main Street Program provides grants to communities smaller than 50,000 in population to assist in the renovation of a historic, traditional central business district, or “Main Street” area by replacing unused, obsolete, commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. The obsolete building space property may be publicly or privately owned. Eligible applicants under this NOFO are county governments, city or township governments, and special district governments. The local government whose jurisdiction includes the Main Street area is the only entity that is eligible to receive an award. Applications submitted by other entities, e.g., the private property owner, are not eligible for award. Detailed eligibility information can be found in Section III.A. 

b. The objectives of the program are to:

i. Redevelop central business districts (Main Street areas);

ii. Preserve historic or traditional Main Street area properties by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units;

iii. Enhance economic development efforts in Main Street areas; and

iv. Provide affordable housing in Main Street areas.

Funding of approximately $2,000,000 is available through this NOFO.

Program Office: Public and Indian Housing

Funding Opportunity Title:  FY2023 HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6700-N-03

Assistance Listing Number: 14.878

OMB Approval Number(s): 2577-0208, 2501-0017, 2501-0033

Estimated Opening Date for Applications: June 14, 2023

Original Estimated Due Date for Applications: 11:59:59 PM Eastern time on October 12, 2023

Modified Estimated Due Date for Applications: 11:59:59 PM Eastern time on November 11, 2023

Agency Contact: Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to:

Name: Susan Wilson

Phone: (202) 402-4500

Email: Susan.Wilson@hud.gov


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