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HUD To Award $5.5 Million To Hispanic-Serving Institutions To Conduct Housing Research

HUD unveils a funding opportunity of $5.5 million for Hispanic-serving institutions, aiming to support their initiatives and enhance their capacity to serve their communities.

July 27, 2023

Washington- Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs) will be awarded $5.5 Million by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish research centers of excellence and conduct research on housing and community development. The investment will not only strengthen the capacity but also enable innovative and actionable research to address issues concerning housing, economic development, and the built environment for underserved communities.

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said, “Hispanic institutions of higher learning often serve as leaders within their communities, driving priorities and economic development. At HUD, we are proud to partner with Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) to continue to develop strong communities, build affordable housing, create job opportunities, revitalize neighborhoods, and promote homeownership. The funding availability we’ve announced today will strengthen efforts for these institutions to expand opportunities for underserved communities and promote equitable community development.”

With the help of these grants, Hispanic Serving institutions can easily conduct research on topics specified in the learning agenda. The topics on which research is to be conducted include equity in rental and housing markets, tenant protections, connecting underserved communities, quality education, health care, essential services, affordable transportation, and other subjects to spur innovative thinking on housing issues.

A $10.10 Million investment was made available to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to establish centers of excellence and enable them to conduct research at their respective institutions.

The centers of excellence are required to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to housing and community development research and lead to the creation of healthy communities. The ultimate goal of the COE should be to have an impact on policy-making at the local, state, and national levels. It should accomplish this by offering research-based innovative strategies for community development. The COE will help leaders across all levels of government to address critical issues impacting the well-being of families via academic programs, research projects, and thought leadership.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Announces $5.5 Million in Funding Opportunity for Hispanic Serving Institutions”. HUD, January 20, 2023,
HUD Announces $5.5 Million in Funding Opportunity for Hispanic Serving Institutions | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021