HUD awards nearly $40 million in housing counseling grants

Funding will provide HUD-approved housing counseling for millions of Americans

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded nearly $40 million in housing counseling grants to help over one million individuals and families access HUD-approved housing counseling to help them avoid foreclosure and make more informed homebuying and rental choices.

The grants awarded today will directly support the housing counseling services provided by 204 HUD-approved local housing counseling agencies, national and regional organizations, and state housing finance agencies (SHFAs). Recipients of these grants competed through the Department’s two-year (FY 2019 and 2020) Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published May 24, 2019.

“HUD-approved housing counseling agencies are on the front lines of helping individuals and families struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “These housing counselors help individuals and families in need to get mortgage payment relief assistance now, and to take the steps necessary to save their homes in the future.”

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 (see attached list).

“Today’s funding reinforces HUD’s commitment to the important role counseling plays in helping families make responsible choices to address their housing needs,” said Acting Federal Housing Commissioner Len Wolfson. “In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD-approved counselors are there to assist millions of homeowners and renters nationwide and help them keep a roof over their heads.”

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 African American and 10 percent identified as multiple races. Additionally, 19 percent of households served were Hispanic.

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

Office of Housing Counseling

FY20 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Awards – HUD-718 Attachment

State City HCS ID Grant Number Agency Name Total FY20 Award
Alabama
Florence 80197 HC200421012 Community Action Agency Of Northwest Alabama, Inc. $22,720
Huntsville 80198 HC200421014 Community Action Partnership Huntsville/Madison & Limestone $19,067
Decatur 82231 HC200421013 Community Action Partnership Of North Alabama, Inc. $24,089
Tuscaloosa 80199 HC200421017 Community Service Programs Of West Alabama, Inc. $27,285
Birmingham 82746 HC200011025 United Way Of Central Alabama Inc.* $385,963
Alabama State Total $479,124
Arkansas
Harrison 82081 HC200821019 Northwest Regional Housing Authority $13,599
Little Rock 84020 HC200821021 Southern Bancorp Community Partners Dba “Community Partners”* $23,176
Russellville 80022 HC200821023 Universal Housing Development Corporation $21,812
Arkansas State Total $58,587
California
San Francisco 82197 HC200921001 Asian, Inc. $35,943
Vacaville 80142 HC200921013 City Of Vacaville $17,251
Concord 90199 HC200011019 Consumer Credit Counseling Service Of San Francisco* $593,495
Hayward 80139 HC200921003 Eden Council For Hope And Opportunity $25,775
San Rafael 84852 HC200921004 Fair Housing Advocates Of Northern California $22,263
Riverside 83810 HC200921005 Fair Housing Council Of Riverside County, Inc. $32,747
Modesto 82528 HC200921007 Habitat For Humanity, Stanislaus $19,073
Oakland 80759 HC200011007 National Assoc. Of Real Estate Brokers, Inv Div Housing Cns.* $983,245
Milpitas 81203 HC200921011 Project Sentinel, Inc. $61,159
West Sacramento 82559 HC200011013 Rural Community Assistance Corporation* $602,705
San Francisco 81472 HC200921012 San Francisco Housing Development Corporation $35,030
Riverside 82722 HC200011024 Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. (credit.org) $267,335
California State Total $2,696,021
Colorado
Denver                                     80814                                                  HC200841001 Colorado Housing And Finance Authority* $453,026
Colorado State Total $453,026
Connecticut
Hartford 84080 HC200321048 Community Renewal Team, Inc. $16,338
Rocky Hill 81218 HC200341008 Connecticut Housing Finance Authority* $119,792
Connecticut State Total $136,130
District of Columbia
Washington 80216 HC200321052 Housing Counseling Services* $113,128
Washington 80221 HC200321026 Marshall Heights Community Development Organization* $21,355
Washington 82339 HC200011011 National Coalition For Asian Pacific American Community Dev. $350,309
Washington 84434 HC200011014 National Community Reinvestment Coalition $830,870
Washington 80751 HC200011004 National Foundation For Credit Counseling* $749,958
Washington 80754 HC200011005 Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Dba Neighborworks Amer* $3,000,000
Washington 80758 HC200011006 UnidosUS* $1,607,632
District of Columbia State Total $6,673,252
Florida
Davie 84819 HC200421001 Adopt a Hurricane Family, Inc. $9,491
Fort Myers 81174 HC200421002 Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc. $31,233
Pensacola 81196 HC200421015 Community Enterprise Investments Inc. $10,405
Melbourne 81271 HC200421016 Community Housing Initiative, Inc. $18,611
Port Charlotte 84939 HC200421018 Comprehensive Housing Resources, Inc. $18,611
Plantation 84804 HC200421019 Consolidated Credit Solutions, Inc. $57,664
West Palm Beach 81215 HC200431001 Credit Card Management Services, Inc. $166,593
Lighthouse Point 90116 HC200431002 Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.* $95,233
Jacksonville 84859 HC200421022 Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc.* $14,051
Jacksonville 82224 HC200421028 Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. $19,298
Fort Myers 84401 HC200421030 Lee County Housing Development Corporation $18,160

 

 

Daytona Beach 81466 HC200421034 Mid-Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. $27,595
Ocala 81664 HC200421035 Ocala Housing Authority $41,399
Opa-locka 82411 HC200421036 Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation, Inc. $24,546
Tampa 84639 HC200421039 Solitas House Inc. $30,018
St Augustine 90443 HC200421042 St Johns County Board Of County Commissioners $21,360
Sarasota 80048 HC200421043 Step Up Suncoast, Inc. $13,599
Tallahassee 80061 HC200421045 Tallahassee Urban League, Inc. $15,421
Clearwater 81370 HC200421046 Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation $33,208
Lake Alfred 80049 HC200421047 The Agricultural and Labor Program, Incorporated* $11,318
Fort Myers 84403 HC200421025 The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers* $12,683
West Palm Beach 81044 HC200421049 West Palm Beach Housing Authority $17,691
Florida State Total $708,188
Georgia
Griffin 82241 HC200421003 Affordable Housing Enterprises Inc. $13,595
Rome 81266 HC200421004 Appalachian Housing Redevelopment Corporation* $16,338
Athens 82510 HC200421005 Area Committee To Improve Opportunities Now, Inc. $13,599
Albany 80260 HC200421009 City Of Albany Dept Of Community & Economic Development $14,512
Atlanta 81208 HC200441001 Georgia Housing And Finance* $612,822
Atlanta 84855 HC200431003 Operation Hope* $341,526
Stone Mountain 84149 HC200421037 Refugee Family Assistance Program $22,432
Atlanta 83890 HC200421044 Summech Community Development Corporation, Inc.* $14,964
Georgia State Total $1,049,788
Hawaii
Wailuku 90276 HC200921006 Habitat For Humanity Maui, Inc.* $16,338
Honolulu 80972 HC200921009 Legal Aid Society Of Hawaii $20,379
Hawaii State Total $36,717
Idaho
Boise                                        81204                                                  HC200941001 Idaho Housing And Finance Association $222,060
Idaho State Total $222,060
Illinois
Chicago 90062 HC200011029 Housing Action Illinois* $1,000,206
Carlinville 83860 HC200421033 Macoupin County Housing Authority $16,795
Chicago 84399 HC200421038 Smart Women / Smart Money Educational Foundation (Dba Smh)* $40,933
Springfield 82240 HC200421041 Springfield Housing Authority $12,686
Joliet 80129 HC200421051 Will County Center For Community Concerns $29,410
Illinois State Total $1,100,030
Indiana
Bloomington 80266 HC200421010 City Of Bloomington* $10,135
Mitchell 80279 HC200421024 Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation* $17,247
Indianapolis 82529 HC200441002 Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority* $97,539
Tell City 80703 HC200421031 Lincoln Hills Development Corporation* $16,338
Indiana State Total $141,259
Iowa
Sioux City 80262 HC200821003 Center For Siouxland $34,888
Dubuque 82531 HC200821010 Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority $12,231
Waterloo 81088 HC200821011 Family Management Financial Solutions, Inc. $25,915
Des Moines 82457 HC200821013 Home Opportunities Made Easy, Inc. (HOME, Inc.)* $18,836
Muscatine 80038 HC200821029 Muscatine, City Of D/B/A Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency* $14,287
Iowa State Total $106,157
Kentucky
Campbellsville 80146 HC200421006 Campbellsville Housing & Redevelopment Authority* $15,882
Gray 84484 HC200421029 Kceoc Community Action Partnership $15,425
Frankfort 81213 HC200441003 Kentucky Housing Corporation* $173,478
Bowling Green 84247 HC200421032 Live The Dream Development, Inc.* $11,774
Kentucky State Total $216,559
Louisiana
Baton Rouge                          80867                                                  HC200841002 Louisiana Housing Corporation $483,583
Louisiana State Total $483,583
Maine
Augusta                                   81227                                                  HC200341002 Maine State Housing Authority $24,543
Maine State Total $24,543
Maryland
Cumberland 90373 HC200321003 Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc.* $18,621
Annapolis 81851 HC200321004 Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. $24,997
Riverdale 90394 HC200331001 Centro de Apoyo Familiar* $57,274
Baltimore 90120 HC200321010 Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. $19,529
Columbia 90302 HC200011021 Consumer Credit Counseling Service Of Maryland And Delaware* $340,489
Windsor Mill 84922 HC200321012 Diversified Housing Development, Inc. $22,578
Baltimore 84557 HC200321015 Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center $20,300
Hagerstown 83896 HC200321018 Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. $22,725
Bel Air 80331 HC200321019 Harford County, Maryland $36,249
Joppa 81069 HC200321051 Home Partnership Inc. $25,002
Riverdale 80816 HC200011008 Homefree Usa, Inc.* $1,626,403
Hyattsville 81843 HC200321023 Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc.* $65,623
Salisbury 80334 HC200321036 Shore’Up $12,686
Hughesville 81350 HC200321037 Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee $25,627
Frederick 81056 HC200321014 The City Of Frederick $30,865
Hagerstown 81797 HC200321040 Washington County Community Action Council* $28,724
Maryland State Total $2,377,692
Massachusetts
Boston 84865 HC200321001 Action For Boston Community Development, Inc. $19,524
Fall River 81032 HC200321007 Catholic Social Services – Fall River* $28,192
Boston 81504 HC200811001 Citizens’ Housing And Planning Association, Inc.* $521,015
Stoneham 81850 HC200321049 Community Service Network, Inc.* $23,934
Boston 90101 HC200011018 Neighborhood Stabilization Corporation $2,151,133
Taunton 81747 HC200321032 Pro-Home, Inc.* $17,247
Springfield 82447 HC200321038 Springfield Partners For Community Action, Inc.* $14,056
Boston 80989 HC200011009 The Housing Partnership Network* $501,132
Massachusetts State Total $3,276,233
Michigan
Bay City 82922 HC200321005 Bay Area Housing, Inc.* $22,725
Jackson 83679 HC200321009 Community Action Agency* $23,182
Grand Rapids 80310 HC200321016 Grand Rapids Urban League* $23,171
Farmington Hills 84871 HC200011017 Greenpath, Inc.* $1,825,372
Charlotte 90079 HC200321024 Housing Services Mid Michigan* $25,915
Lansing 81228 HC200341003 Michigan State Housing Development Authority $533,782
Traverse City 80312 HC200321028 Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc. $28,649
Pontiac 82025 HC200321030 Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency $18,621
Pontiac 80711 HC200321029 Oakland, County Of $38,838
Michigan State Total $2,540,255
Minnesota
St. Cloud 80822 HC200821027 Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of St. Cloud* $39,976
Saint Paul 82238 HC200011022 Minnesota Homeownership Center* $502,065
St. Paul 80162 HC200821022 Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services* $30,921
Minnesota State Total $572,962
Mississippi
Jackson 80035 HC200421052 Housing Education And Economic Development, Inc. $27,896
Jackson 82376 HC200441004 Mississippi Home Corporation* $238,201
Jackson 82507 HC200011023 Mississippi Homebuyer Education Center* $245,379
Mississippi State Total $511,476
Missouri
Independence 81128 HC200821008 Community Services League Of Jackson County* $27,274
University City 90300 HC200011020 Housing Options Provided For The Elderly, Inc.* $153,773
Kansas City 90400 HC200821017 Neighborhood Housing Services Of Kansas City, Inc. $12,686
St. Louis 82040 HC200821026 Youth Education And Health In Soulard $22,569
Missouri State Total $216,302
Montana
Great Falls                               83698                                                  HC200011027 Montana Homeownership Network Dba Neighborworks Montana*                                                                                $370,189
Montana State Total                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $370,189
Nebraska
Fairbury 90219 HC200821002 Blue Valley Community Action, Inc.* $19,986
Omaha 82478 HC200831001 Credit Advisors Foundation $110,045
Omaha 80556 HC200821028 Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. $37,307
Chadron 81530 HC200821012 High Plains Community Development Corp., Inc. $40,659
Nebraska State Total $207,997
New Hampshire
Bedford                                   81229                  HC200341004 New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority* $146,124
New Hampshire State Total $146,124
New Jersey
Marmora 81761 HC200331002 Consumer Credit And Budget Counseling, Inc.* $139,008
Manalapan 84870 HC200411001 Garden State Ccc, Inc. Dba Navicore Solutions* $473,199
Trenton 84009 HC200011028 Housing And Community Development Network Of New Jersey* $240,773
Trenton 81231 HC200341005 New Jersey Housing And Mortgage Finance Agency* $214,449
Union City 80255 HC200321053 North Hudson Community Action Corporation $13,599
Paterson 81792 HC200321022 Paterson Housing Authority* $13,599
Audubon 80409 HC200321035 Senior Citizens United Community Services, Inc. $28,950
New Jersey State Total $1,123,577
New York
Belmont 83459 HC200321002 Allegany County Community Opportunities & Rural Development* $33,208
Brooklyn 90253 HC200321017 Greater Sheepshead Bay Development Corporation $9,491
New York 81639 HC200011010 National Urban League* $721,416
New York 82772 HC200011026 New York Mortgage Coalition, Inc.* $311,594
New York 80938 HC200341001 New York State Housing Finance Agency* $804,256
Niagara Falls 84845 HC200321027 Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. $14,969
Rochester 90142 HC200011030 Pathstone Corporation* $245,181
Far Rockaway 81091 HC200321034 Rockaway Dev & Revitalization $12,686
New York 82204 HC200321039 Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council, Inc. $9,948
New York 90284 HC200321008 The Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc. $30,459
New York State Total $2,193,208
North Carolina
Siler 83853 HC200421008 Chatham County Housing Authority $13,143
Greensboro 82576 HC200421026 Housing Authority Of The City Of Greensboro* $24,089
High Point 81642 HC200421027 Housing Authority Of The City Of High Point $14,738
Raleigh 90188 HC200011031 North Carolina Housing Coalition $644,257
Raleigh 84494 HC200011015 Telamon Corporation* $329,353
New Bern 81665 HC200421048 Twin Rivers Opportunities, Inc. $20,899
Hickory 80193 HC200421050 Western Piedmont Council Of Governments* $35,787
North Carolina State Total $1,082,266
Ohio
Cleveland 80421 HC200321047 Community Housing Solutions* $19,986
Dayton 81033 HC200321011 County Corp* $32,602
Akron 81234 HC200321050 Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc. $27,130
Painesville 82134 HC200321013 Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.* $26,366
Lima 84585 HC200321041 West Ohio Community Action Partnership $18,160
Cincinnati 83451 HC200321043 Working In The Neighborhoods* $20,442
Fremont 82239 HC200321044 Wsos Community Action Commission Inc.* $11,774
Youngstown 84158 HC200321045 Youngstown Metro Housing Authority $16,338
Youngstown 82697 HC200321046 Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation $21,355
Ohio State Total $194,153
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City 81015 HC200821005 Community Action Agency Of Okc & Ok/Canadian Counties, Inc. $15,135
Enid 81135 HC200821007 Community Development Support Association, Inc. (Cdsa) $12,686
Hugo 81317 HC200821014 Housing Authority Of The Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma* $37,757
TULSA 81255 HC200821015 Housing Partners Of Tulsa, Inc. $25,459
Tulsa 84311 HC200821020 Quickcert, Inc. $119,448
Oklahoma State Total $210,485
Oregon
La Grande 83237 HC200921002 Community Connection Of Northeast Oregon, Inc.* $17,708
McMinnville 81970 HC200921008 Housing Authority of Yamhill County (HAYC)* $19,986
Hillsboro 80013 HC200921010 Open Door Counseling Center* $37,021
Oregon State Total $74,715
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia 82152 HC200321020 Hispanic Association Of Contractors And Enterprises* $42,214
Philadelphia 90182 HC200321025 Intercommunity Action Inc. $14,051
Philadelphia 84546 HC200011016 Nueva Esperanza, Inc.* $530,674
Philadelphia 82758 HC200321031 Pennsylvania Community Real Estate Corp $28,555
Harrisburg 81236 HC200341006 Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency* $1,355,454
Homestead 80084 HC200011001 The Mon Valley Initiative* $509,487
Greensburg 82463 HC200321042 Westmoreland Community Action $18,013
Pennsylvania State Total $2,498,448
Rhode Island
Providence                              81892                                                  HC200321033 The Housing Authority Of The City Of Providence* $15,425
Rhode Island State Total $15,425
South Carolina
Charleston 81469 HC200421007 Charleston Trident Urban League $20,442
Greenville 81745 HC200421021 Greenville County Human Relations Commission* $34,428
Barnwell 90167 HC200421040 Southeastern Housing And Community Development* $25,915
South Carolina State Total $80,785
South Dakota
Pierre                                       81249                                                  HC200841003 South Dakota Housing Development Authority $177,252
South Dakota State Total $177,252
Tennessee
Rutledge 82934 HC200421011 Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation And Development Council* $20,899
Johnson City 90115 HC200421020 Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation* $26,823
Nashville 82378 HC200441005 Tennessee Housing Development Agency $160,712
Jackson 80293 HC200011002 West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.* $658,051
Tennessee State Total $866,485
Texas
Austin 81507 HC200821001 Austin Habitat For Humanity, Inc. $19,165
San Antonio 80999 HC200821004 City Of San Antonio /Neighborhood & Housing Services Dept. $22,263
Houston 83625 HC200821009 Easter Seals Of Greater Houston, Inc. $24,084
Sugar Land 82554 HC200011012 Money Management International, Inc. $943,528
Lubbock 83903 HC200821018 North & East Lubbock Community Development Corporation $12,050
Waco 82519 HC200821025 Waco Community Development $19,986
Texas State Total $1,041,076
Utah
Provo 80228 HC200821006 Community Action Services And Food Bank* $17,708
Logan 80561 HC200821024 Utah State University* $37,708
Utah State Total $55,416
Vermont
Rutland                                    83618                                                  HC200321006 Bennington Rutland Opportunity Council, Inc.* $34,348
Vermont State Total $34,348
Virgin Islands
St. Thomas                              84878                                                  HC200441006 Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority* $42,614
Virgin Islands State Total $42,614
Virginia
Alexandria 80750 HC200011003 Catholic Charities USA* $781,518
Richmond 82561 HC200341007 Virginia Housing Development Authority* $976,078
Virginia State Total $1,757,596
Washington
Seattle                                     81205                                                  HC200941002 Washington State Housing Finance Commission* $311,638
Washington State Total $311,638
West Virginia
Delbarton                                80591                                                  HC200321021 Housing Authority Of Mingo County $16,648
West Virginia State Total $16,648
Wisconsin
Madison                                                                                                            84473                       HC200821016            Movin’ Out, Inc.* $27,741
Wisconsin State Total $27,741
* Grantees received preference points for qualified activities within a designated Opportunity Zone.