Affordable Housing Development in Main Street Rejuvenation Projects

To assist small communities in the rejuvenation of historic or traditional central business districts or "Main Street Areas" by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with Affordable housing units.

The objectives of the program are to: (1) Redevelop Main Street Areas;

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(2) Preserve historic or traditional architecture or design features in Main Street Areas; (3) Enhance economic development efforts in Main Street Areas; and (4) Provide affordable housing in Main Street Areas.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - All Main Street grants are administered at Headquarters by the Office of Public Housing Investments (OPHI).

The level of field office involvement in the administration of Main Street grants is limited to issuance of the required environmental review (24 CFR Part 50), and construction inspections.

Grantees should contact OPHI at (202) 401-8812, until a HUD Grant Manager is assigned.

Grantees should also contact the HUD Field Office Public Housing Division that has jurisdiction for their area.

Local Public Housing Divisions are listed on the internet at

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