Affordable Housing

Money for Teens to Learn to Fix Up Houses

Called Opportunities for Youth-Youth Build Program and referred to ca Program #14.243 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides funding assistance for a wide range of multi-disciplinary activities and services to assist economically disadvantaged youth. The opportunities are designed to help disadvantaged young adults who have dropped out of high school to obtain the education and employment skills necessary to achieve economic self-efficiency and develop leadership skills and a commitment to community development in low income communities. Another important objective of the Youth Build program is to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for homeless persons and members of low income and very low income families. By giving disadvantaged young adults participating in the program meaningful on-site training experiences constructing or rehabilitating housing as a community service, they are helping to meet the housing needs of homeless and low income families in their community. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Grants to Local Communities to Provide Money to Buy or Fix Up Homes or to Pay for Rent

Called the Home Investment Partnership Program and referred to as Program #14.239 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program expands the supply of affordable housing, particularly rental housing, for low and very low income Americans; (2) to strengthen the abilities of State and local governments to design and implement strategies for achieving adequate supplies of decent, affordable housing; (3) to provide both financial and technical assistance to participating jurisdictions, including the development of model programs for developing affordable low income housing; and (4) to extend and strengthen partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, in the production and operation of affordable housing. To identify if there are programs in your area, contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Money to Fix Up Apartment Buildings

Called The Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act and referred to as Program #14.197 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, it provides grants to retain critical affordable housing resources represented by the supply of FHA-insured Section 8 assisted housing and maintain it in good physical and financial condition while, at the same time, reducing the cost of the ongoing Federal subsidy. In carrying out the Program, HUD works with willing participating administrative entities (PAEs), owners and lenders to reduce Section 8 rents and operating expenses to true market levels and also provide for the project’s capital improvement needs. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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