Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Department's Fiscal Year 2015 Supplemental Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program

The purpose of HUD’s Housing Counseling Grant Program is to provide funds that shall be used for providing counseling and advice to tenants and homeowners, both current and prospective, with respect to property maintenance, financial management/ literacy, and such other matters as may be appropriate


to assist them in improving their housing conditions, meeting their financial needs, and fulfilling the responsibilities of tenancy or homeownership.

Funding provided by this NOFA is intended to support HUD-approved housing counseling agencies to respond flexibly to the needs of residents and neighborhoods, and deliver a wide variety of housing counseling services to homebuyers, homeowners, renters, and the homeless.

This NOFA plays an integral role in the continued stabilization of our nation’s housing market by helping individuals and families obtain housing and stay in their homes through responsible homeownership or affordable rental housing.

Traditionally underserved populations, such as minorities, the elderly, veterans, persons with disabilities, persons with limited English proficiency and residents of rural areas, face additional housing and economic challenges.

HUD’s Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program funds housing counselors who provide expert, unbiased guidance and information to help families and individuals meet their housing needs and improve their financial situations.

Moreover, HUD grants assist housing counselors to act as an important safeguard against scams and discrimination, and to act as an important gateway to local, state, federal and private housing assistance.
Related Programs

Housing Counseling Assistance Program

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development


Estimated Funding: $3,500,000

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Threshold Requirements: All Applicants and sub-grantees must meet the Threshold Requirements of the FY 2014 General Section.


Eligible Applicants.


All housing counseling agencies (including LHCAs, Intermediaries and MSOs) that are directly approved by HUD prior to the NOFA issue date and were not awarded FY 2014 comprehensive housing counseling funds through the FY 2014 – 2015 NOFA as a direct grant from HUD or as a sub-grant from an SHFA or Intermediary are eligible for this NOFA.

SHFAs that were not awarded FY 2014 funds through the FY 2014 – 2015 NOFA as a direct grant from HUD or as a sub-grant from an Intermediary are also eligible.

Agencies that were awarded FY 2014 funds through the FY 2014 – 2015 NOFA as a direct grant from HUD or as a sub-grant from an SHFA or Intermediary are not eligible for this NOFA, unless the agency was awarded FY 2014 funds as an LHCA or as a sub-grantee of an SHFA or Intermediary and the LHCA or sub-grantee received HUD approval as a newly approved MSO or Intermediary on or after March 4, 2014 and prior to publication of this NOFA.

Agencies meeting these criteria are eligible to apply for this NOFA using the MSO or Intermediary designation.

Agencies that choose to apply under this exception will not be eligible to receive additional FY 2015 funds through the FY 2014 – 2015 NOFA as either a direct grantee from HUD or as a sub-grantee from an SHFA or Intermediary.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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