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Posted on: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016  //  under

Minnesota Homeownership Center receives $628,000 HUD Award to support housing counseling in Minnesota.

20 Minnesota Agencies Will Receive Funding

 

$628k HUD GRANT SUPPORTS HOUSING COUNSELING IN MNThe 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

PRG, Inc.

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