HUD To Give More Than $14.4 Million To Expand Housing Services For Underserved Communities
The main purpose of the awards is to support efforts to expand housing services along with counseling to underserved communities.
Washington- More than $14.4 Million were awarded in housing counseling grant funding to 180 housing counseling grant organizations by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Housing Counseling (OHC). With the help of funds, comprehensive housing counseling services will be provided to homeowners, renters, and buyers to continue the work to reach deeper into underserved communities via partnerships between HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and other minority-serving institutions.
HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said, “Homeownership is the primary way most people in this country build wealth. It has the power to transform not only your life but the lives of your family members. Housing counseling services help ensure current and prospective homeowners have all the tools they need to purchase and maintain the homes of their dreams.”
Julia Gordon believes that individuals and families can make informed decisions regarding their housing needs when empowered with education and other resources. The funds will ensure that the households have access to high-quality services, especially for those for whom it is difficult to obtain affordable and safe housing.
HUD also awarded more than $53 Million in 2022 to support critical services provided by housing counselors. The services include assisting home buyers in purchasing a home, navigating the process, helping households find affordable housing, offering financial literacy training to individuals, and foreclosure prevention counseling. Besides this, housing counseling agencies also support emergency preparedness and disaster recovery efforts, assist homeless persons in finding housing, and help seniors determine whether reverse mortgages make sense for them or not.
Secretary Fudge hosted the house party 2.0 at the HUD-sponsored innovative housing showcase in which the panel threw light on resources and opportunities. The community members were welcomed by DJ to the National Mall to learn about the resources like housing counseling and fair housing initiatives and also ways to access them.
You can visit HUD’s Online Locator or call the telephone locator service to locate a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.
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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Awards More Than $14.4 Million in Housing Counseling Grants”. HUD, June 21, 2023,
Last Updated: September 20, 2021