Guides, tools, and webinars are provided by topic to assist HTF grantees in designing and implementing their programs.

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Program Administration and Management

Opportunity Zones and the HTF Program Webinar

This webinar covers the basics of using HTF funds within Opportunity Zones (OZs). The webinar is recommended to be used in conjunction with the Using HOME and HTF Funds within Opportunity Zones Guidebook.

Date Published: July 2022

2022 HTF Basics Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series provided participants with a detailed review of the regulatory requirements for the use of HTF program funds including eligible activities, long-term affordability requirements, eligible costs, the required policies and procedures, and the administrative requirements.

Date Published: June 2022

Using HOME and HTF Funds within Opportunity Zones

This Guidebook provides HOME Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) and HTF grantees with background information about the OZ program, and tools to facilitate the development of HOME- or HTF-assisted housing in the OZs. Grantees can use this Guidebook to educate themselves, OZ investors and developers, and other potential development partners about how HOME or HTF projects can be developed in OZs, and the benefits of doing so.

Date Published: August 2021

HTF Factsheet

This document provides an overview of the program requirements and eligible activities for HTF.

Date Published: June 2015

Comparison of HTF and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program

This chart shows the comparisons between HTF and HOME.

Date Published: March 2015


These FAQs cover the following topics: Activities, Cross Cutting Requirements, Program Management, and Program Requirements.

Date Published: Ongoing

Allocation Plans and Consolidated Plans/eCon Planning Suite

Allocation Plan

HTF FAQs - Allocation Plans

View HTF FAQs related to allocation plans.

Date Published: Ongoing

Notice CPD-18-08: Guidance for Grantees on Submitting HTF Allocation Plans

This Notice provides guidance to States on the submission requirements for the HTF program. States are defined as the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Date Published: June 2018

FY 2017 HTF Grantee Allocation Plan Sample Form

This sample form may be used by HTF grantees to submit their 2017 HTF allocation plans.

Date Published: June 2017

FY 2016 HTF Grantee Allocation Plan Sample Form

This sample form may be used by HTF grantees to submit their 2016 HTF allocation plans.

Date Published: May 2016

FY 2016 HTF Allocation Plans Webinar

This webinar covers submission requirements of the 2016 HTF allocation plan.

Date Published: April 2016

Consolidated Plan/eCon Planning Suite

Overview of New HTF eCon Planning Suite Screens Webinar

This webinar shows how to utilize the HTF screens in the eCon Planning Suite.

Date Published: March 2018

HTF e-Con Planning Suite Screens Office Hours

This session reviews how to integrate HTF elements into the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans templates in the eCon Planning Suite.

Date Published: September 2017

HTF and eCon Planning Suite Quick Guide 

This guide provides guidance on how state grantees should include the HTF in the Consolidated Plan; how state grantees should include the HTF in Action Plans; and how entitlement grantees who are HTF subgrantees should include the HTF in the Action Plan.

Date Published: September 2017

HTF eCon Planning Suite FAQs

This document provides FAQs regarding HTF and the eCon planning Suite.

Date Published: August 2016

Environmental Provisions

HTF Environmental Provisions, Notices, and Webinars

This web page describes the Environmental Provisions for HTF projects involving new construction and rehabilitation.

Date Published: Ongoing

Section 3

Section 3 Final Rule for HOME and HTF: How to Use IDIS for Reporting

This webinar provides a demonstration on how to use IDIS for reporting Section 3 accomplishments for HOME and HTF projects.

Date Published: September 2021

Section 3 Final Rule for HOME and HTF: Overview

This webinar provides an overview of the Section 3 Final Rule for HOME PJs and HTF grantees.

Date Published: July 2021

Notice CPD-21-07: Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Final Rule Requirements for HOME and HTF Projects

This notice provides guidance to HOME PJs and HTF grantees on the Section 3 Final Rule including outlining key changes made by the Final Rule and providing guidance for tracking and reporting compliance with the new requirements.

Date Published: July 2021

Other Policy Guidance

Housing Counselor Certification Final Rule Requirements for the HTF Program

Learn how to implement housing counseling requirements for HTF Program activities as of the final compliance deadline, August 1, 2021.


IDIS Online Reports User Guide

This manual provides instructions for generating MicroStrategy reports using IDIS.

Using IDIS for HTF Training Videos

These training videos provide an overview of IDIS for HTF grantees.

Date Published: March 2022

HTF IDIS User Manual for Grantees

This manual provides instruction to HTF grantee users on how to set up, fund, draw funds for, and complete HTF activities in IDIS.

Date Published: May 2017

Income Determination

CPD Income Eligibility Calculator

This Calculator performs income eligibility and assistance amount calculations for HTF and other CPD programs.

Date Published: Ongoing