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Grants for Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Programs

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United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Deadline Date:

06/18/11 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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Grants totaling $10,023,000 will be made available to eligible agencies to help homeowners with mortgage problems. Trained counselors will be made available to homeowners in jeopardy of foreclosure or who are having difficulty making their mortgage payments. The goal is to help homeowners retain ownership, as well as help them avoid mortgage scams. Specifically, counselors will help families and individuals meet the responsibilities of homeownership and modify or refinance their loans to avoid unreasonably high interest rates, unaffordable repayment terms, and other conditions that can result in a loss of equity, increased debt, default, and eventually foreclosure. Counselors can also assist homeowners with inquiries related to mortgage scams, and reporting instances of potential mortgage scams.

Activities eligible for reimbursement include:
* Individual counseling or group education/classes regarding resolving or preventing mortgage delinquency or default.
* Mortgage Modification Scams Identification and Reporting.
* Marketing and Outreach Initiatives includes providing general information and materials about mortgage modification and mortgage scam issues, conducting informational campaigns, advocating with lenders for non-traditional lending standards, and raising awareness about critical housing topics.
* Training on housing counseling topics
* Computer equipment/systems costs with the objective of improving the quality of counseling and education services available.
* Capacity Building includes costs associated with hiring additional staff to meet the demand for counseling and effectively spend grant awards.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125106

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Intermediary - $200,000 - $2,000,000; LHCA $15,000 - $500,000

Term of Contract:

1 year


  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

HUD-approved Intermediaries and HUD-approved Local Housing Counseling Agencies (LHCAs) that meet NOFA threshold
requirements and have offices and/or branches located in one or more of the 100 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) with the highest rates of home foreclosures.

Pre-Application Information:

This grant is not intended to cover all costs incurred; applicants are expected to seek other private and public sources of additional funding. Applicants are not permitted to charge fees for default counseling.

Applicants are advised to submit applications at least 48 hours in advance of the deadline and during Help Desk hours so that any issues can be addressed prior to the deadline date and time.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Hearing and speech challenged persons:
Federal Information Relay Service - (800) 877-8339

Philadelphia Homeownership Center services: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Ms. Brenda Bellisario,
Program information:
Robert Wright,, 215 861-7268

Atlanta Homeownership Center services: Alabama, Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Ms. Gayle Knowlson,
Program information:
Carolyn Hogans,, 678 732-2129

Denver Homeownership Center services: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Ms. Elaine Roberts,
Program information: Vic Karels,, 303 675-1640

Santa Ana Homeownership Center services: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Washington

Mr. Jerrold Mayer,
Program information:
Rhonda J. Rivera,, 714 796-1200 x3210

CFDA Number:

14.169 -- Housing Counseling Assistance Program

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming