Quarter 1 2021, Volume 9 Issue 1

Key CARES Act Funding for Housing Assistance

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other FY 2021 Federal appropriations legislation are geared toward addressing the COVID-19 health and economic emergency. Understanding the funding that may be available for housing assistance enables housing counselors to identify state/local programs and determine grantees to contact.

HUD published the new CARES Act & Other COVID-19 Response Funding Chart for Housing Counselors in January 2021 to provide details about the funding available and its applicability to housing counseling. The information covers key programs under the Department of Treasury, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The chart includes:

  • Allocations by program
  • Descriptions of funding
  • Eligible activities
  • Housing counseling related uses
  • Grantee contact information

HUD will continue to update the chart as additional funds become available and encourages housing counseling agencies to review this important information.

To access the chart and other resources related to the national emergency, visit the COVID-19 Emergency Information for Housing Counselors page on the HUD Exchange.

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