Posted on: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 // under
20 Minnesota Agencies Will Receive Funding
The Minnesota Homeownership Center has been awarded $628 thousand dollars by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will provide funding for homeownership education, counseling and support services at 20 non-profit organizations in communities throughout Minnesota.
On June 21st, HUD awarded more than $42 million in housing counseling grants to hundreds of national, regional and local organizations. The Center’s grant was one of the largest awarded in 2016.
“The Minnesota Homeownership Center thanks HUD for investing in Minnesota communities,” stated Steph Stull, HUD Program Manager for the Center. “This award allows us to financially support Minnesota’s Homeownership Advisors Network and its work to close Minnesota’s homeownership gap. Funding will provide support to thousands of Minnesotans working to improve their finances and provide secure homes for their families.”
As a result of this award, the 20 housing counseling agencies listed below will each receive approximately $10,000 to $50,000 to serve low- and moderate-income households and work to close Minnesota’s racial homeownership gap
The local members of the Homeownership Advisors Network work with clients to improve their financial management and budgeting skills, gain home-buying skills, avoid predatory lenders, address mortgage delinquency and default, avert foreclosure, and prevent homelessness.
As a HUD-Approved intermediary organization, the Center provides critical support, funding, training and technical assistance to affiliated organizations throughout Minnesota.
The 2016 Minnesota Homeownership Center-Affiliated HUD Housing Counseling Organizations:
African Families Development Network
Anoka County Community Action Program
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Carver County Community Development Agency
Central Minnesota Housing Partnership
Community Action Duluth
Dakota County Community Development Agency
Headwaters Regional Development Commission
HRA of the City of St. Paul
KOOTASCA Community Action
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Neighborhood Development Alliance
One Roof Community Housing
Reverse Mortgage Counselors, Inc.
Rochester Community Housing Partnership
Scott County Community Development Agency
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
West Central Minnesota Communities Action