Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Department's Fiscal Year 2021 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program

The purpose of HUD’s Housing Counseling Grant Program is to provide funds to HUD-approved housing counseling agencies that provide counseling and advice to tenants and homeowners, with respect to property maintenance, financial management and literacy, and other matters as may be appropriate to


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

This NOFO plays an integral role in helping individuals and families obtain housing and stay in their homes through responsible homeownership or affordable rental housing.

Housing counseling agencies are an important safeguard in the prevention of housing scams and discrimination and serve as an important gateway to local, state, federal and private housing assistance and resources.
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Housing Counseling Assistance Program

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Estimated Funding: $51,000,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:

Eligible applicants must satisfy the following criteria.

Applicant must be approved to participate in the HUD Housing Counseling Program prior to the NOFO issue date.

In addition, SHFAs are eligible for this NOFO if they possess statutory authority to provide housing counseling throughout their entire state and adhere to all program requirements outlined in 24 CFR Part 214, HUD Handbook 7610.1 Rev-5, and other governing policies and requirements.

2.  Limits on Applicants.

Applicants and Subgrantees are prohibited from receiving FY 2021 Housing Counseling Program grant funding from multiple sources.

For example, receiving funding under this NOFO as both a direct Grantee (e.g.

LHCA) and as a Subgrantee of an Intermediary or SHFA is prohibited.

Likewise, receiving funding under this NOFO as a Subgrantee of two different Intermediaries/SHFAs is prohibited.

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

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