HOPE VI Main Street Program

The HOPE VI Main Street Program provides grants to small communities to assist in the renovation of an historic or 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. Note, however, that 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.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Redevelop central business districts (Main Street areas);
  • Preserve historic or traditional Main Street area properties by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units;
  • Enhance economic development efforts in Main Street areas; and
  • Provide affordable housing in Main Street areas.

Funding of approximately $ 1,000,000 is available through this NOFO. HUD expects to make approximately 2 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

Preference Points: This NOFA offer  preference points for either Promise Zones, Opportunity Zones or HBCUs.  The maximum number of points available under this NOFA is 102 points,

Program Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing

Funding Opportunity Title: HOPE VI Main Street Program

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6400-N-03

CFDA Number: 14.878

OMB Approval Numbers: 2577-0208

Opening Date: October 29, 2020

Deadline Date:  January 19, 2021



Agency Contact:  Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to Susan.Wilson@hud.govPersons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.