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 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.  

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 NOFO.

Preference Points: This NOFO offer  preference points for Climate Change, Environmental Justice, or Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs).  The maximum number of points available under this NOFA is 104 points,

Program Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing

Funding Opportunity Title: HOPE VI Main Street Program

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6600-N-03

CFDA Number: 14.878

OMB Approval Numbers: 2577-0208

Opening Date: November 1, 2022

Deadline Date:  January 31, 2023

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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.