U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards more than $12.5 Million in Housing Counseling Grants| site |

Supplemental funding will provide additional resources for HUD-approved housing counseling

(October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $12.5 million in supplemental housing counseling grants. These supplemental grants will support quality housing counseling services, including the foreclosure avoidance and rental counseling services used by many families as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants awarded today will directly support the housing counseling services provided by 219 HUD-approved local housing counseling agencies, national and regional organizations, and state housing finance agencies (SHFAs) who competed under HUD’s FY 2020 Supplemental Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) or HUD’s FY 2019/2020 Comprehensive Housing Counseling NOFA.

“This funding comes at exactly the right time to support the nation’s homeowners and renters who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who can benefit from the assistance of a housing counselor to remain in their homes,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

HUD-approved housing counseling agencies provide services to address a full range of housing counseling needs. This includes assisting homebuyers in evaluating their readiness for a home purchase and navigating through the homebuying process. Nearly half of the state and local counseling agencies that were awarded HUD grants received preference because they will provide counseling to individuals and families within designated Opportunity Zones.

“Our hope is that those affected by the pandemic who need housing help will reach out to qualified housing counseling professionals to help them understand what their options are,” said Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Dana Wade. “The grants awarded today will help housing counseling agencies assist a greater number of clients who are seeking assistance.”

HUD-approved housing counseling agencies also help households find affordable rental housing, offer financial literacy training to individuals and families, and provide foreclosure prevention counseling. In addition to providing counseling to homeowners and renters, HUD-approved housing counseling agencies support emergency preparedness and disaster recovery efforts, assist homeless persons in finding transitional housing, and help seniors determine whether a reverse mortgage makes sense for them.

In Fiscal Year 2019, HUD-approved housing counseling agencies served 1,015,911 households. Approximately 52 percent of those households were minorities, including 38 percent who identified as African American, 19 percent who identified as Hispanic, and 10 percent who identified as multiple races.

There are many ways to locate a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. Visit HUD's website or call (800) 569-4287 for our interactive telephone directory.

The following is a state-by-state breakdown of the awards announced today:

State City Agency Name Total FY20
Stage 2 Award
Tempe Newtown Community Development Corporation $25,789
Arizona State Total $25,789
Florence Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama, Inc. $7,697
Huntsville Community Action Partnership Huntsville/Madison & Limestone $6,659
Decatur Community Action Partnership Of North Alabama, Inc. $8,087
Prichard Housing Authority of the City of Prichard* $23,852
Tuscaloosa Community Service Programs Of West Alabama, Inc. $8,996
Birmingham United Way Of Central Alabama Inc.* $123,069
Alabama State Total $178,360
Blyheville Mississippi County, Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc. $13,655
Harrison Northwest Regional Housing Authority $4,588
Little Rock Southern Bancorp Community Partners Dba "Community Partners"* $7,827
Russellville Universal Housing Development Corporation $7,181
Arkansas State Total $33,251
Hayward A-1 Community Housing Services* $41,240
San Francisco Asian, Inc. $12,232
Vacaville City Of Vacaville $5,627
Concord Consumer Credit Counseling Service Of San Francisco* $195,248
San Rafael Fair Housing Advocates Of Northern California $7,568
Riverside Fair Housing Council Of Riverside County, Inc. $11,323
Modesto Habitat For Humanity, Stanislaus $6,402
Oakland National Assoc. Of Real Estate Brokers, Inv Div Housing Cns.* $280,340
Santa Ana Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.* $26,170
Milpitas Project Sentinel, Inc. $11,746
West Sacramento Rural Community Assistance Corporation* $209,802
San Francisco San Francisco Housing Development Corporation $11,972
Riverside Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. (credit.org) $80,129
California State Total $899,799
Denver Colorado Housing And Finance Authority* $151,024
Colorado State Total $151,024
Hartford Community Renewal Team, Inc. $5,367
Rocky Hill Connecticut Housing Finance Authority* $39,850
Connecticut State Total $45,217
District of Columbia
Washington Housing Counseling Services* $34,261
Washington Marshall Heights Community Development Organization* $7,052
Washington National Coalition For Asian Pacific American Community Development $135,565
Washington National Community Reinvestment Coalition $303,410
Washington National Foundation For Credit Counseling* $244,627
Washington UnidosUS* $624,854
District of Columbia Total $1,349,769
Davie Adopt a Hurricane Family, Inc. $3,419
Fort Myers Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc. $7,708
Clearwater Bright Community Trust, Inc. $22,263
Pensacola Community Enterprise Investments Inc. $3,678
Melbourne Community Housing Initiative, Inc. $6,529
Port Charlotte Comprehensive Housing Resources, Inc. $6,529
Plantation Consolidated Credit Solutions, Inc. $15,355
West Palm Beach Credit Card Management Services, Inc. $38,240
Lighthouse Point Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.* $29,071
Jacksonville Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc.* $4,975
Pembroke Pines Housing Foundation of America $166,039
Jacksonville Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. $6,596
Fort Myers Lee County Housing Development Corporation $6,143
Daytona Beach Mid-Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. $8,091
Ocala Ocala Housing Authority $9,953
Opa-locka Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation, Inc. $8,216
Tampa Solitas House Inc. $10,032
St Augustine St Johns County Board Of County Commissioners $6,795
Sarasota Step Up Suncoast, Inc. $4,588
Tallahassee Tallahassee Urban League, Inc. $5,364
Clearwater Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation $11,197
Lake Alfred The Agricultural and Labor Program, Incorporated* $3,938
Fort Myers The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers* $4,584
West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Housing Authority $5,405
Florida State Total $394,708
Griffin Affordable Housing Enterprises Inc. $4,844
Rome Appalachian Housing Redevelopment Corporation* $5,367
Athens Area Committee To Improve Opportunities Now, Inc. $4,588
Albany City Of Albany Dept Of Community & Economic Development $4,848
Atlanta Georgia Housing And Finance* $204,905
Atlanta Operation Hope* $132,379
Stone Mountain Refugee Family Assistance Program $5,372
Atlanta Summech Community Development Corporation, Inc.* $5,234
Georgia State Total $367,537
Wailuku Habitat For Humanity Maui, Inc.* $5,367
Honolulu Legal Aid Society Of Hawaii $4,661
Hawaii State Total $10,028
Boise Idaho Housing And Finance Association $76,049
Idaho State Total $76,049
Chicago Housing Action Illinois* $384,751
Carlinville Macoupin County Housing Authority $5,497
Chicago Smart Women / Smart Money Educational Foundation (Dba Smh)* $6,408
Springfield Springfield Housing Authority $4,329
Joliet Will County Center For Community Concerns $8,028
Illinois State Total $409,013
Mitchell Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation* $5,883
Indianapolis Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority* $31,621
Tell City Lincoln Hills Development Corporation* $5,367
Indiana State Total $42,871
Sioux City Center For Siouxland $10,681
Dubuque Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority $4,197
Waterloo Family Management Financial Solutions, Inc. $8,607
Des Moines Home Opportunities Made Easy, Inc. (HOME, Inc.)* $6,722
Cedar Rapids Horizons, A Family Service Alliance (Horizon CCCS)* $21,863
Muscatine Muscatine, City Of D/B/A Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency* $4,655
Decorah Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation $15,585
Iowa State Total $72,310
Campbellsville Campbellsville Housing & Redevelopment Authority* $5,237
Bowling Green Housing Assistance and Development Services, Inc. $34,390
Gray Kceoc Community Action Partnership $5,108
Frankfort Kentucky Housing Corporation* $62,266
Bowling Green Live The Dream Development, Inc.* $3,361
Kentucky State Total $110,362
Baton Rouge Louisiana Housing Corporation $181,534
Louisiana State Total $181,534
Augusta Maine State Housing Authority $8,300
Maine State Total $8,300
Cumberland Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc.* $6,016
Annapolis Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. $8,603
Riverdale Centro de Apoyo Familiar* $17,629
Baltimore Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. $6,533
Columbia Consumer Credit Counseling Service Of Maryland And Delaware* $99,137
Windsor Mill Diversified Housing Development, Inc. $6,407
Baltimore Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center $5,502
Hagerstown Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. $7,441
Bel Air Harford County, Maryland $9,393
Joppa Home Partnership Inc. $8,347
Riverdale Homefree Usa, Inc.* $561,802
Hyattsville Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc.* $10,458
Salisbury Shore'Up $4,329
Hughesville Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee $6,282
Frederick The City Of Frederick $6,225
Capitol Heights United Communities Against Poverty $22,858
Hagerstown Washington County Community Action Council* $6,866
Maryland State Total $793,828
Boston Action For Boston Community Development, Inc. $6,789
Fall River Catholic Social Services - Fall River* $9,512
Boston Citizens' Housing And Planning Association, Inc.* $203,339
Stoneham Community Service Network, Inc.* $5,374
Boston Neighborhood Stabilization Corporation $848,867
Taunton Pro-Home, Inc.* $5,883
Springfield Springfield Partners For Community Action, Inc.* $4,718
Boston The Housing Partnership Network* $185,578
Massachusetts State Total $1,270,683
Bay City Bay Area Housing, Inc.* $7,441
Jackson Community Action Agency* $7,571
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Urban League* $8,083
Farmington Hills Greenpath, Inc.* $601,026
Charlotte Housing Services Mid Michigan* $8,607
Lansing Michigan State Housing Development Authority $211,291
Traverse City Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc. $9,642
Pontiac Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency $6,016
Pontiac Oakland, County Of $7,203
Michigan State Total $866,880
St. Cloud Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of St. Cloud* $7,656
Saint Paul Minnesota Homeownership Center* $185,726
St. Paul Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services* $10,804
Minnesota State Total $204,186
Tupelo Covenant Faith Outreach Ministries - Covenant Comm. Dev. Corp.* $18,345
Jackson Housing Education And Economic Development, Inc. $5,508
Jackson Mississippi Home Corporation* $92,139
Jackson Mississippi Homebuyer Education Center* $96,637
Mississippi State Total $212,629
Independence Community Services League Of Jackson County* $9,508
University City Housing Options Provided For The Elderly, Inc.* $40,202
Kansas City Neighborhood Housing Services Of Kansas City, Inc. $4,329
St. Louis Youth Education And Health In Soulard $4,728
Missouri State Total $58,767
Great Falls Montana Homeownership Network Dba Neighborworks Montana* $137,648
Montana State Total $137,648
Fairbury Blue Valley Community Action, Inc.* $6,662
Omaha Credit Advisors Foundation $33,745
Omaha Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. $12,877
Chadron High Plains Community Development Corp., Inc. $7,978
Nebraska State Total $61,262
New Hampshire
Bedford New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority* $57,440
New Hampshire State Total $57,440
New Jersey
Marmora Consumer Credit And Budget Counseling, Inc.* $37,322
Manalapan Garden State Ccc, Inc. Dba Navicore Solutions* $162,907
Trenton Housing And Community Development Network Of New Jersey* $90,154
Jersey City Hudson County Housing Resource Center, Inc.* $14,826
Trenton New Jersey Housing And Mortgage Finance Agency* $69,711
Union City North Hudson Community Action Corporation $4,588
Paterson Paterson Housing Authority* $4,588
Toms River Ocean, Inc. (Ocean Community Economic Action Now, Inc.) $13,654
Audubon Senior Citizens United Community Services, Inc. $7,059
New Jersey State Total $404,809
North Las Vegas Nevada Partners, Inc.* $36,165
Nevada State Total $36,165
New York
Belmont Allegany County Community Opportunities & Rural Development* $11,197
Brooklyn Greater Sheepshead Bay Development Corporation $3,419
New York National Urban League* $287,186
New York New York Mortgage Coalition, Inc.* $115,374
New York New York State Housing Finance Agency* $288,402
Niagara Falls NHS of Rochester, Inc. DBA Neighborworks Comm. Partners Rochester $25,968
Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. $4,977
Rochester Pathstone Corporation* $57,659
Far Rockaway Rockaway Dev & Revitalization $4,329
New York Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council, Inc. $3,549
New York The Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc. $10,931
New York State Total $812,991
North Carolina
Siler Chatham County Housing Authority $4,458
Greensboro Housing Authority Of The City Of Greensboro* $8,087
High Point Housing Authority Of The City Of High Point $5,041
Raleigh North Carolina Housing Coalition $229,044
Southern Pines Sandhills Community Action Program Inc.* $24,030
Statesville Statesville Housing Authority $28,135
Raleigh Telamon Corporation* $123,747
New Bern Twin Rivers Opportunities, Inc. $6,922
Hickory Western Piedmont Council Of Governments* $9,519
North Carolina State Total $438,983
North Dakota
Bismarck North Dakota Housing Finance Agency* $69,472
North Dakota State Total $69,472
Cleveland Community Housing Solutions* $6,662
Dayton County Corp* $8,098
Akron Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc. $6,283
Painesville Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.* $8,993
Lima West Ohio Community Action Partnership $6,143
Cincinnati Working In The Neighborhoods* $6,792
Fremont Wsos Community Action Commission Inc.* $4,068
Youngstown Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation $7,052
Ohio State Total $54,091
Enid Community Development Support Association, Inc. (Cdsa) $4,329
Hugo Housing Authority Of The Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma* $13,264
TULSA Housing Partners Of Tulsa, Inc. $8,476
Tulsa Quickcert, Inc. $18,527
Oklahoma State Total $44,596
La Grande Community Connection Of Northeast Oregon, Inc.* $5,756
McMinnville Housing Authority of Yamhill County (HAYC)* $6,662
Hillsboro Open Door Counseling Center* $8,361
Oregon State Total $20,779
Philadelphia Hispanic Association Of Contractors And Enterprises* $9,529
Philadelphia Intercommunity Action Inc. $4,975
Philadelphia Nueva Esperanza, Inc.* $194,810
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Community Real Estate Corp $9,719
Harrisburg Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency* $511,676
Homestead The Mon Valley Initiative* $183,639
Greensburg Westmoreland Community Action $5,109
Pennsylvania State Total $919,457
Rhode Island
Providence The Housing Authority Of The City Of Providence* $5,108
Rhode Island State Total $5,108
South Carolina
Charleston Charleston Trident Urban League $6,792
Greenville Greenville County Human Relations Commission* $8,617
Barnwell Southeastern Housing And Community Development* $8,607
South Carolina State Total $24,016
South Dakota
Pierre South Dakota Housing Development Authority $68,187
South Dakota State Total $68,187
Rutledge Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation And Development Council* $6,922
Johnson City Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation* $9,122
Nashville Tennessee Housing Development Agency $50,594
Jackson West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.* $259,887
Tennessee State Total $326,525
Austin Austin Habitat For Humanity, Inc. $6,326
San Antonio City Of San Antonio /Neighborhood & Housing Services Dept. $7,568
Houston Easter Seals Of Greater Houston, Inc. $8,343
Sugar Land Money Management International, Inc. $344,500
Waco Waco Community Development $6,662
Texas State Total $373,399
Provo Community Action Services And Food Bank* $5,756
Logan Utah State University* $8,428
Utah State Total $14,184
Rutland Bennington Rutland Opportunity Council, Inc.* $11,649
Vermont State Total $11,649
Virgin Islands
St. Thomas Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority* $13,785
Virgin Islands Total $13,785
Alexandria Catholic Charities USA* $293,997
Richmond Virginia Housing Development Authority* $369,277
Virginia State Total $663,274
Seattle Washington State Housing Finance Commission* $114,564
Washington State Total $114,564
West Virginia
Delbarton Housing Authority Of Mingo County $4,463
Kincaid Southern Appalachian Labor School Foundation, Inc.* $22,858
West Virginia State Total $27,321
Madison Movin' Out, Inc.* $9,126
Milwaukee United Community Center* $27,548
Wisconsin State Total $36,674
* Grantees received preference points for qualified activities within a designated Opportunity Zone.

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