HUD building, Washington, D.C.

Housing counseling helps homebuyers, owners and renters access and sustain housing, particularly during times of housing instability and increasing costs.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Housing Counseling announced $40.25 million in grant funding available to support housing counseling services for homebuyers, homeowners and renters.

HUD plans to award grants to more than 150 housing counseling agencies and intermediary organizations to equip individuals and families with the education and resources to make informed decisions regarding their housing needs.

Funds will support an array of counseling services provided by HUD-approved agencies on topics including financial management and literacy, homeownership and affordable rental housing. Of the available funding, $3 million will be allocated to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), other minority serving institutions and partnering agencies to bridge the racial homeownership gap and support underserved communities.

“Housing counselors across the country connect Americans – particularly those from disadvantaged communities – to affordable, safe, and quality housing in the communities of their choice,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “The funding we are announcing will help hardworking people find homes for themselves and their families.”

Applicants can find full details about the submission requirements and process in the notice of funding opportunities on Applications must be submitted by February 8, 2024.

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