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Message from Congressman Hank Johnson: $85M HUD Grant to Address Affordable Housing Challenges

Good morning 4th District Officials,
Our office wanted to inform you about the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing grant with an estimated total program funding of $85,000,000.

“Communities nationwide are suffering from a lack of affordable housing, and housing production is not meeting the increasing demand for accessible and available units in many urban and rural areas, particularly areas of high opportunity. This grant empowers communities that are actively taking steps to remove barriers to affordable housing and seeking to increase housing production and lower housing costs for families over the long term. Barriers to affordable housing can be caused by zoning decisions, land use policies, or regulations; inefficient procedures; gaps in available resources for development; deteriorating or inadequate infrastructure; lack of neighborhood amenities; or challenges to preserving existing housing stock such as increasing threats from natural hazards, redevelopment that reduces the number of affordable units, or expiration of affordability requirements. Across the United States, regulatory and other barriers have made it difficult to produce, preserve, and access affordable housing.”

Who is Eligible to Apply

State Governments

County Governments

City or Township Governments

Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Multijurisdictional Entities

Award Ceiling: $10,000,000

Award Floor: $1,000,000

DeadlineOctober 30th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

For more information, click here.