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About Housing Trust Fund

States and state-designated entities are eligible grantees for the Housing Trust Fund (HTF). HUD will allocate HTF funds by formula annually. A State must use at least 80 percent of each annual grant for rental housing; up to 10 percent for homeownership; and up to 10 percent for the grantee's reasonable administrative and planning costs.

HTF funds may be used for the production or preservation of affordable housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, and/or rehabilitation of non-luxury housing with suitable amenities. All HTF-assisted units will be required to have a minimum affordability period of 30 years.

Eligible activities and expenses include:

  • Real property acquisition
  • Site improvements and development hard costs
  • Related soft costs
  • Demolition
  • Financing costs
  • Relocation assistance
  • Operating cost assistance for rental housing
  • Reasonable administrative and planning costs

Eligible forms of assistance include:

  • Equity investments
  • Interest-bearing loans or advances
  • Non-interest bearing loans or advances
  • Interest subsidies
  • Deferred payment loans
  • Grants
  • Other forms of assistance approved by HUD