Mission/Giving Statement: HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communitites and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.
Grantmaking Program Areas: Supportive Housing Program; Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program; Rural Housing and Economic Development Program; Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
Supportive Housing Program: Grants offered through a competitive process for new construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, or leasing of buildings to provide transitional or permanent housing, as well as supportive services to homeless individuals and families; grants to fund a portion of annual operating costs; and grants for technical assistance.
Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program: Assists very low-income, single, homeless individuals in obtaining decent, safe, and sanitary housing in privately owned, rehabilitated buildings.
Rural Housing and Economic Development Program: Grants to meet rural communities' housing and economic development needs.
Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program: Grants are to be used for developing non-luxury housing for low-income families and persons who otherwise would be unable to purchase a house. Eligible expenses include land aquisition, infrastructure improvements, and administrative costs. Requires participation in home construction from homebuyers and community volunteers.
See website for additional Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions. HUD provides a pdf overview of all of their programs and the eligibility for each program. See http://www.huduser.org/resources/hudprgs/ProgOfHUD06.pdf
Type of Funding/Funding Restrictions: See individual grants for eligibility and restrictions.
Application Instructions: HUD requires all applicants to apply online through www.grants.gov. Grant application instructions are online and vary for each grant. Please note, applications must include a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and register with the Central Contractor’s Registry (CCR). It is suggested that this be completed at least 30 days in advance of the application due date.
Notes: Register for email announcements through www.grants.gov. See "Grants" within the "Topic Areas" tab for additional funding announcements and resources to aid in the application process.