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Federal Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation Projects—Community and Economic Development Programs:
Housing

General
Rural
Indian
Homeless
Other Groups


Housing: General


HOME Investment Partnerships Program
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: States; territories; local governments
www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/affordablehousing/programs/home/index.cfm

The HOME Program provides grants to fund a wide range of activities aimed at expanding the supply of affordable housing for low and very low-income families. Rehabilitation of affordable housing and site acquisition and improvements are eligible activities


Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: States; local governments; Indian tribes
www.hud.gov/offices/lead/lbp/lhc.cfm

These grants are targeted to addressing lead-based paint hazards in privately owned, low-income, owner-occupied, and rental housing.


Weatherization Assistance Program

Federal Agency: Department of Energy
Recipients: States
www.eere.energy.gov/weatherization

Formula grants from this program fund the weatherization of homes of low-income individuals.


HOPE VI
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: Public Housing Agencies
www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/hope6

Grants from this program support rehabilitation of public housing (including historic public housing).

HOPE VI Main Street Program
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: Local governments

The purpose of the HOPE VI Main Street Program is to provide assistance to smaller communities in the development of affordable housing that is undertaken in connection with a Main Street revitalization effort. Obsolete commercial offices or buildings can be reconfigured into rent producing affordable housing.

Public Housing Capital Fund Program
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: Public Housing Agencies
www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/capfund/index.cfm

Grants from this program can be used to rehabilitate public housing (including historic public housing) and address deferred maintenance needs.


Mortgage Insurance for Rehabilitation Projects
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: Individuals and developers, as appropriate

The Department of Housing and Urban Development offers mortgage insurance not only for the purchase of homes, but also for their rehabilitation. Mortgage insurance programs for rehabilitation loans include:

Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance (Section 203(k))
www.hud.gov/progdesc/203k--df.cfm

Mortgage Insurance for Construction or Substantial Rehabilitation of Condominium Projects (Section 234(d))
www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/subrehabcondo234d.cfm

Property Improvement Loan Insurance (Title I)
www.hud.gov

Mortgage Insurance for Cooperative Housing (Section 213)
www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/coop213.cfm

Mortgage Insurance for Rental Housing for Urban Renewal and Concentrated Development Areas (Section 220)
www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/renturbanhsg220.cfm

Mortgage Insurance for Rental and Cooperative Housing (Sections 221(d)(3) and 221(d)(4))
www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/rentcoophsg221d3n4.cfm

Mortgage Insurance for Single Room Occupancy Projects (Sections 221(d)(3) and 221(d)(4))
www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/sro221d3n4.cfm

Mortgage Insurance for Rental Housing for the Elderly (Section 231)
www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/renthsgeld231.cfm

Mortgage Insurance for Supplemental Loans for Multifamily Projects (Section 241(a))
www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/supplement241a.cfm


Housing: Rural


Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
Federal Agency: Rural Housing Service
Recipients: Farmers, State, Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations
www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/mfh/brief_mfh_flh.htm

These loans and grants may be used repair, improve, buy, or build housing for farm laborers.


Rural Housing Direct Loans and Guaranteed Loans (Section 502 Loans)
Federal Agency: Rural Housing Service
Recipients: Low- and very low-income individuals
www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/sfh/brief_rhdirect.htm
www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/sfh/brief_rhguar.htm

Section 502 loans are primarily used to help low-income individuals purchase homes in rural areas, but funds also can be used to repair, renovate, build, or relocate homes.


Rural Rental Housing Loans
Federal Agency: Rural Housing Service
Recipients: Individuals; trusts, associations, partnerships, and limited partnerships; State or local public agencies; consumer cooperatives; and profit or nonprofit corporations.
www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/mfh/brief_mfh_rrh.htm

Loans may be used to substantially rehabilitate rental or cooperative housing for low income rural residents.


Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Grants and Loans (Section 504 Grants and Loans)
Federal Agency: Rural Housing Service
Recipients: Very low-income homeowners over 62 years of age
www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/sfh/brief_repairloan.htm
www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/sfh/brief_repairgrant.htm

These loans and grants assist very low-income, rural homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their dwellings or to remove health and safety hazards.


Rural Housing Preservation Grants
Federal Agency: Rural Housing Service
Recipients: State agencies; units of local government; Indian tribes; and nonprofit organizations
www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/mfh/brief_mfh_hpg.htm

The objective of the program is to repair or rehabilitate individual housing, rental properties, or co-ops owned and/or occupied by very low- and low-income rural persons.


Housing: Homeless


Emergency Shelter Grants Program
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: States; territories; local governments
www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/programs/esg/index.cfm

This program awards grants for the conversion, major rehabilitation, or renovation of buildings for use as homeless shelters.


Supportive Housing Program
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: States; local governments; private nonprofit organizations; public nonprofit community mental health associations
www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/programs/shp/index.cfm

Grant funds can be used for acquisition and rehabilitation of structures for use as supportive housing to assist homeless persons in the transition from homelessness.


Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: Public housing agencies; private nonprofit organizations
www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/programs/sro/index.cfm

This program provides rental assistance for homeless persons in connection with the moderate rehabilitation of SRO dwellings. Owners are compensated for the cost of some of the rehabilitation (as well as the other costs of owning and maintaining the property) through the rental assistance payments.


VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Federal Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Recipients: Non-profit organizations; State and local governments; Indian tribes
www.va.gov/homeless/page.cfm?pg=3

Grants through this program can be used for acquiring, remodeling, altering, expanding, or constructing buildings for use as service centers, transitional housing or other facilities for homeless veterans.

 

Housing: Indian


Indian Housing Block Grants
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: Indian tribes
www.hud.gov/progdesc/ihbg1208.cfm

Eligible affordable housing activities must develop or support rental or ownership housing or provide housing services to benefit low-income Indian families on Indian reservations and other Indian areas. Rehabilitation is eligible for funding.


Federal Guarantees for Financing for Tribal Housing Activities
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: Indian tribes
www.hud.gov/progdesc/fintrib1.cfm

Loan guarantees under this program are available for rehabilitation of affordable housing.


Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program (Section 184)
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: Native Americans
www.hud.gov/progdesc/insec184.cfm

Loan guarantees under this program are available for rehabilitation of single-family housing.


Indian Housing Assistance
Federal Agency: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Recipients: Indian tribes

This program provides grant funds to repair houses inhabited by very low-income Indians.


Native American Veterans Direct Home Loans
Federal Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Recipients: Native American military veterans and members of the Selected Reserve
www.homeloans.va.gov/VAP26-93-1.htm

These loans assist Native American veterans in improving, purchasing, or constructing a home on Native American trust land.

 

Housing: Other Groups


Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: Private, nonprofit organizations
www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/eld202.cfm

The Section 202 program provides capital advances to finance the construction, rehabilitation or acquisition of structures to serve as supportive housing for very low-income elderly persons and provides rent subsidies for the projects to help make them affordable.


Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program
Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: Nonprofit organizations
www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/disab811.cfm

This program provides capital advances to finance the construction, rehabilitation or acquisition of structures to serve as supportive housing for very low-income persons with disabilities and provides rent subsidies for the projects to help make them affordable.


Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program

Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Recipients: States; local governments
www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/aidshousing/programs/index.cfm

This program provides housing assistance and related supportive services for low-income persons with HIV/ AIDS and their families. Eligible activities include the acquisition and rehabilitation of community residences and Single room occupancy units.


VA Guaranteed Home Loans
Federal Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Recipients: Military veterans, active duty military personnel, members of the Selected Reserve, and some surviving spouses
www.homeloans.va.gov/veteran.htm

Home loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs can be used not only to purchase or construct a home, but also for repairs, alterations, or improvements.


Updated May 16, 2008

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