Annual Grants for Affordable Housing

Posted On: March 1, 2023

Chris Shirley, Marketing Specialist
Annual Grants for Affordable Housing

Annual Grants for Affordable Housing are going to more than 1,200 communities. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says more than 2,400 grants went to states, counties, local organizations, The District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Leaders say these yearly grants are crucial for funding affordable housing, community development, and homeless assistance.

This funding allows communities to address their most pressing local needs, providing flexible resources to build homes, support renters and homeowners, provide life-saving assistance to people experiencing homelessness, and improve public facilities, community resilience, and local economies.”

Marion McFadden, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 

McFadden also says the annual grants allow states and communities to invest in the success of neighborhoods. HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge agrees. She says “Viable communities must promote integrated approaches to develop decent housing, suitable living environments, and expand economic opportunities to the most vulnerable.”

How are the Annual Grant Programs Funded?

Fudge says the annual grants are provided through the following HUD programs:

  • $3.3 billion to 1239 states and localities to build stronger communities. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) provided help to more than 60,000 families in 2022. These grants helped another 83,000 experiencing homelessness.
  • $1.5 billion to 664 participating jurisdictions to produce affordable housing. The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds a variety of affordable housing projects. In 2022, HOME built 15,000 affordable housing units and assisted 17,000 more with rent.
  • $499 million to 130 qualifying cities and eligible states to connect people with HIV/AIDS to housing and support. The Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) program provides low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS with stable, permanent housing.
  • $290 million to 359 states and localities to address homelessness. The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) provide funds for homeless shelters. Each year, ESG helps 350,000 people in homeless shelters transition to permanent, affordable housing.
  • $30 million to 23 States and the District of Columbia to support recovery from substance use disorder. The Recovery Housing Program (RHP) helps states and the District of Columbia provide stable, transitional housing for individuals recovering from substance abuse.

Finally, you can find out how much each state and community received in annual grant funding here.

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