Through funding of national intermediaries, the Section 4 Capacity Building program (Section 4) enhances the capacity and ability of community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to carry out affordable housing and community development
activities that benefit low- and moderate-income families and persons.
Eligible Activities and Priorities.
Funds may be used to provide the following services:
Training, education, support, and advice to enhance the technical and administrative capabilities of CDCs and CHDOs.
This includes building the capacity of CDCs and CHDOs to:
Participate in consolidated planning, fair housing planning and Continuum of Care homeless assistance efforts that help ensure community-wide participation in assessing area needs; Consult broadly within the community; Cooperatively plan for the use of available resources in a comprehensive and holistic manner; and Assist in evaluating performance under these community efforts and in linking plans with neighboring communities in order to foster regional planning.
Loans, pass-through grants, development assistance, predevelopment assistance, or other financial assistance to CDCs and CHDOs to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low-income or low- and moderate-income families and persons, including the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of housing for low-income or low- and moderate-income families and persons, and community and economic development activities that create jobs for low-income persons.
Such other activities as may be determined by the grantees in consultation with the Secretary or his or her designee.