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

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 that include 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 COVID-19, and who can benefit from the assistance of a housing counselor to remain in the place they call home,” 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 home buying 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 consider reaching 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 bolster their resources to 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:

StateCityAgency NameTotal FY20
Stage 2 Award
TempeNewtown Community Development Corporation$25,789
Arizona State Total$25,789
FlorenceCommunity Action Agency of Northwest Alabama, Inc.$7,697
HuntsvilleCommunity Action Partnership Huntsville/Madison & Limestone$6,659
DecaturCommunity Action Partnership Of North Alabama, Inc.$8,087
PrichardHousing Authority of the City of Prichard*$23,852
TuscaloosaCommunity Service Programs Of West Alabama, Inc.$8,996
BirminghamUnited Way Of Central Alabama Inc.*$123,069
Alabama State Total$178,360
 BlyhevilleMississippi County, Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc.$13,655
HarrisonNorthwest Regional Housing Authority$4,588
Little RockSouthern Bancorp Community Partners Dba “Community Partners”*$7,827
RussellvilleUniversal Housing Development Corporation$7,181
Arkansas State Total$33,251
 HaywardA-1 Community Housing Services*$41,240
San FranciscoAsian, Inc.$12,232
VacavilleCity Of Vacaville$5,627
ConcordConsumer Credit Counseling Service Of San Francisco*$195,248
San RafaelFair Housing Advocates Of Northern California$7,568
RiversideFair Housing Council Of Riverside County, Inc.$11,323
ModestoHabitat For Humanity, Stanislaus$6,402
OaklandNational Assoc. Of Real Estate Brokers, Inv Div Housing Cns.*$280,340
Santa AnaOrange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.*$26,170
MilpitasProject Sentinel, Inc.$11,746
West SacramentoRural Community Assistance Corporation*$209,802
San FranciscoSan Francisco Housing Development Corporation$11,972
RiversideSpringboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. ($80,129
California State Total$899,799
DenverColorado Housing And Finance Authority*$151,024
Colorado State Total$151,024
HartfordCommunity Renewal Team, Inc.$5,367
Rocky HillConnecticut Housing Finance Authority*$39,850
Connecticut State Total$45,217
District of Columbia
WashingtonHousing Counseling Services*$34,261
WashingtonMarshall Heights Community Development Organization*$7,052
WashingtonNational Coalition For Asian Pacific American Community Development$135,565
WashingtonNational Community Reinvestment Coalition$303,410
WashingtonNational Foundation For Credit Counseling*$244,627
District of Columbia Total$1,349,769
DavieAdopt a Hurricane Family, Inc.$3,419
Fort MyersAffordable Homeownership Foundation Inc.$7,708
ClearwaterBright Community Trust, Inc.$22,263
PensacolaCommunity Enterprise Investments Inc.$3,678
MelbourneCommunity Housing Initiative, Inc.$6,529
Port CharlotteComprehensive Housing Resources, Inc.$6,529
PlantationConsolidated Credit Solutions, Inc.$15,355
West Palm BeachCredit Card Management Services, Inc.$38,240
Lighthouse PointDebt Management Credit Counseling Corp.*$29,071
JacksonvilleHabitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc.*$4,975
Pembroke PinesHousing Foundation of America$166,039
JacksonvilleJacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.$6,596
Fort MyersLee County Housing Development Corporation$6,143
Daytona BeachMid-Florida Housing Partnership, Inc.$8,091
OcalaOcala Housing Authority$9,953
Opa-lockaOpa-Locka Community Development Corporation, Inc.$8,216
TampaSolitas House Inc.$10,032
St AugustineSt Johns County Board Of County Commissioners$6,795
SarasotaStep Up Suncoast, Inc.$4,588
TallahasseeTallahassee Urban League, Inc.$5,364
ClearwaterTampa Bay Community Development Corporation$11,197
Lake AlfredThe Agricultural and Labor  Program, Incorporated*$3,938
Fort MyersThe Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers*$4,584
West Palm BeachWest Palm Beach Housing Authority$5,405
Florida State Total$394,708
GriffinAffordable Housing Enterprises Inc.$4,844
RomeAppalachian Housing Redevelopment Corporation*$5,367
AthensArea Committee To Improve Opportunities Now, Inc.$4,588
AlbanyCity Of Albany Dept Of Community & Economic Development$4,848
AtlantaGeorgia Housing And Finance*$204,905
AtlantaOperation Hope*$132,379
Stone MountainRefugee Family Assistance Program$5,372
AtlantaSummech Community Development Corporation, Inc.*$5,234
Georgia State Total$367,537
WailukuHabitat For Humanity Maui, Inc.*$5,367
HonoluluLegal Aid Society Of Hawaii$4,661
Hawaii State Total$10,028
BoiseIdaho Housing And Finance Association$76,049
Idaho State Total$76,049
ChicagoHousing Action Illinois*$384,751
CarlinvilleMacoupin County Housing Authority$5,497
ChicagoSmart Women / Smart Money Educational Foundation (Dba Smh)*$6,408
SpringfieldSpringfield Housing Authority$4,329
JolietWill County Center For Community Concerns$8,028
Illinois State Total$409,013
MitchellHoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation*$5,883
IndianapolisIndiana Housing & Community Development Authority*$31,621
Tell CityLincoln Hills Development Corporation*$5,367
Indiana State Total$42,871
Sioux CityCenter For Siouxland$10,681
DubuqueEastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority$4,197
WaterlooFamily Management Financial Solutions, Inc.$8,607
Des MoinesHome Opportunities Made Easy, Inc. (HOME, Inc.)*$6,722
Cedar RapidsHorizons, A Family Service Alliance (Horizon CCCS)*$21,863
MuscatineMuscatine, City Of D/B/A Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency*$4,655
DecorahNortheast Iowa Community Action Corporation$15,585
Iowa State Total$72,310
CampbellsvilleCampbellsville Housing & Redevelopment Authority*$5,237
Bowling GreenHousing Assistance and Development Services, Inc.$34,390
GrayKceoc Community Action Partnership$5,108
FrankfortKentucky Housing Corporation*$62,266
Bowling GreenLive The Dream Development, Inc.*$3,361
Kentucky State Total$110,362
Baton RougeLouisiana Housing Corporation$181,534
Louisiana State Total$181,534
AugustaMaine State Housing Authority$8,300
Maine State Total$8,300
CumberlandAllegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc.*$6,016
AnnapolisArundel Community Development Services, Inc.$8,603
RiverdaleCentro de Apoyo Familiar*$17,629
BaltimoreComprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.$6,533
ColumbiaConsumer Credit Counseling Service Of Maryland And Delaware*$99,137
Windsor MillDiversified Housing Development, Inc.$6,407
BaltimoreGarwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center$5,502
HagerstownHagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc.$7,441
Bel AirHarford County, Maryland$9,393
JoppaHome Partnership Inc.$8,347
RiverdaleHomefree Usa, Inc.*$561,802
HyattsvilleHousing Initiative Partnership, Inc.*$10,458
HughesvilleSouthern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee$6,282
FrederickThe City Of Frederick$6,225
Capitol HeightsUnited Communities Against Poverty$22,858
HagerstownWashington County Community Action Council*$6,866
Maryland State Total$793,828
BostonAction For Boston Community Development, Inc.$6,789
Fall RiverCatholic Social Services – Fall River*$9,512
BostonCitizens’ Housing And Planning Association, Inc.*$203,339
StonehamCommunity Service Network, Inc.*$5,374
BostonNeighborhood Stabilization Corporation$848,867
TauntonPro-Home, Inc.*$5,883
SpringfieldSpringfield Partners For Community Action, Inc.*$4,718
BostonThe Housing Partnership Network*$185,578
Massachusetts State Total$1,270,683
Bay CityBay Area Housing, Inc.*$7,441
JacksonCommunity Action Agency*$7,571
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Urban League*$8,083
Farmington HillsGreenpath, Inc.*$601,026
CharlotteHousing Services Mid Michigan*$8,607
LansingMichigan State Housing Development Authority$211,291
Traverse CityNorthwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc.$9,642
PontiacOakland Livingston Human Service Agency$6,016
PontiacOakland, County Of$7,203
Michigan State Total$866,880
St. CloudCatholic Charities Of The Diocese Of St. Cloud*$7,656
Saint PaulMinnesota Homeownership Center*$185,726
St. PaulSouthern Minnesota Regional Legal Services*$10,804
Minnesota State Total$204,186
 TupeloCovenant Faith Outreach Ministries – Covenant Comm. Dev. Corp.*$18,345
JacksonHousing Education And Economic Development, Inc.$5,508
JacksonMississippi Home Corporation*$92,139
JacksonMississippi Homebuyer Education Center*$96,637
Mississippi State Total$212,629
IndependenceCommunity Services League Of Jackson County*$9,508
University CityHousing Options Provided For The Elderly, Inc.*$40,202
Kansas CityNeighborhood Housing Services Of Kansas City, Inc.$4,329
St. LouisYouth Education And Health In Soulard$4,728
Missouri State Total$58,767
Great FallsMontana Homeownership Network Dba Neighborworks Montana*$137,648
Montana State Total$137,648
FairburyBlue Valley Community Action, Inc.*$6,662
OmahaCredit Advisors Foundation$33,745
OmahaFamily Housing Advisory Services, Inc.$12,877
ChadronHigh Plains Community Development Corp., Inc.$7,978
Nebraska State Total$61,262
New Hampshire
BedfordNew Hampshire Housing Finance Authority*$57,440
New Hampshire State Total$57,440
New Jersey
MarmoraConsumer Credit And Budget Counseling, Inc.*$37,322
ManalapanGarden State Ccc, Inc. Dba Navicore Solutions*$162,907
TrentonHousing And Community Development Network Of New Jersey*$90,154
Jersey CityHudson County Housing Resource Center, Inc.*$14,826
TrentonNew Jersey Housing And Mortgage Finance Agency*$69,711
Union CityNorth Hudson Community Action Corporation$4,588
PatersonPaterson Housing Authority*$4,588
Toms RiverOcean, Inc. (Ocean Community Economic Action Now, Inc.)$13,654
AudubonSenior Citizens United Community Services, Inc.$7,059
New Jersey State Total$404,809
 North Las VegasNevada Partners, Inc.*$36,165
Nevada State Total$36,165
New York
BelmontAllegany County Community Opportunities & Rural Development*$11,197
BrooklynGreater Sheepshead Bay Development Corporation$3,419
New YorkNational Urban League*$287,186
New YorkNew York Mortgage Coalition, Inc.*$115,374
New YorkNew York State Housing Finance Agency*$288,402
Niagara FallsNHS of Rochester, Inc. DBA Neighborworks Comm. Partners Rochester$25,968
Niagara FallsNiagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.$4,977
RochesterPathstone Corporation*$57,659
Far RockawayRockaway Dev & Revitalization$4,329
New YorkStrycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council, Inc.$3,549
New YorkThe Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc.$10,931
New York State Total$812,991
North Carolina
SilerChatham County Housing Authority$4,458
GreensboroHousing Authority Of The City Of Greensboro*$8,087
High PointHousing Authority Of The City Of High Point$5,041
RaleighNorth Carolina Housing Coalition$229,044
Southern PinesSandhills Community Action Program Inc.*$24,030
StatesvilleStatesville Housing Authority$28,135
RaleighTelamon Corporation*$123,747
New BernTwin Rivers Opportunities, Inc.$6,922
HickoryWestern Piedmont Council Of Governments*$9,519
North Carolina State Total$438,983
North Dakota
 BismarckNorth Dakota Housing Finance Agency*$69,472
North Dakota State Total$69,472
ClevelandCommunity Housing Solutions*$6,662
DaytonCounty Corp*$8,098
AkronFair Housing Contact Service, Inc.$6,283
PainesvilleFair Housing Resource Center, Inc.*$8,993
LimaWest Ohio Community Action Partnership$6,143
CincinnatiWorking In The Neighborhoods*$6,792
FremontWsos Community Action Commission Inc.*$4,068
YoungstownYoungstown Neighborhood Development Corporation$7,052
Ohio State Total$54,091
EnidCommunity Development Support Association, Inc. (Cdsa)$4,329
HugoHousing Authority Of The Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma*$13,264
TULSAHousing Partners Of Tulsa, Inc.$8,476
TulsaQuickcert, Inc.$18,527
Oklahoma State Total$44,596
La GrandeCommunity Connection Of Northeast Oregon, Inc.*$5,756
McMinnvilleHousing Authority of Yamhill County (HAYC)*$6,662
HillsboroOpen Door Counseling Center*$8,361
Oregon State Total$20,779
PhiladelphiaHispanic Association Of Contractors And Enterprises*$9,529
PhiladelphiaIntercommunity Action Inc.$4,975
PhiladelphiaNueva Esperanza, Inc.*$194,810
PhiladelphiaPennsylvania Community Real Estate Corp$9,719
HarrisburgPennsylvania Housing Finance Agency*$511,676
HomesteadThe Mon Valley Initiative*$183,639
GreensburgWestmoreland Community Action$5,109
Pennsylvania State Total$919,457
Rhode Island
ProvidenceThe Housing Authority Of The City Of Providence*$5,108
Rhode Island State Total$5,108
South Carolina
CharlestonCharleston Trident Urban League$6,792
GreenvilleGreenville County Human Relations Commission*$8,617
BarnwellSoutheastern Housing And Community Development*$8,607
South Carolina State Total$24,016
South Dakota
PierreSouth Dakota Housing Development Authority$68,187
South Dakota State Total$68,187
RutledgeClinch-Powell Resource Conservation And Development Council*$6,922
Johnson CityEastern Eight Community Development Corporation*$9,122
NashvilleTennessee Housing Development Agency$50,594
JacksonWest Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.*$259,887
Tennessee State Total$326,525
AustinAustin Habitat For Humanity, Inc.$6,326
San AntonioCity Of San Antonio /Neighborhood & Housing Services Dept.$7,568
HoustonEaster Seals Of Greater Houston, Inc.$8,343
Sugar LandMoney Management International, Inc.$344,500
WacoWaco Community Development$6,662
Texas State Total$373,399
ProvoCommunity Action Services And Food Bank*$5,756
LoganUtah State University*$8,428
Utah State Total$14,184
RutlandBennington Rutland Opportunity Council, Inc.*$11,649
Vermont State Total$11,649
Virgin Islands
St. ThomasVirgin Islands Housing Finance Authority*$13,785
Virgin Islands Total$13,785
AlexandriaCatholic Charities USA*$293,997
RichmondVirginia Housing Development Authority*$369,277
Virginia State Total$663,274
SeattleWashington State Housing Finance Commission*$114,564
Washington State Total$114,564
West Virginia
DelbartonHousing Authority Of Mingo County$4,463
KincaidSouthern Appalachian Labor School Foundation, Inc.*$22,858
West Virginia State Total$27,321
MadisonMovin’ Out, Inc.*$9,126
MilwaukeeUnited Community Center*$27,548
Wisconsin State Total$36,674

* Grantees received preference points for qualified activities within a designated Opportunity Zone.