Grants

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence makes cash awards to projects that demonstrate excellence in the urban environment including revitalization projects, mixed-use developments, preservation projects and community development strategies and implementation. 

For more information, contact:
Bruner Foundation, Inc.
Emily Axelrod
130 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 492-8404

Click here to read HUD's Sustaining Urban Excellence: Learning from the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence 1987-1993.

HOPE II – Homeownership for Multi-Family Housing
(Homeownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere)

The purpose of HOPE II is to provide grants to eligible applicant organizations to develop programs under which eligible people will purchase units in multifamily housing projects owned, financed, or insured by HUD or other federal, state or local public agencies. 

For more information, contact:
Office of Housing
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Margaret Milner
451 Seventh, St., S.W., Room 6130
Washington, D.C. 20410
Phone: (202) 708-4542

HOPE III – Homeownership of Single Family Homes
(Homeownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere)

The purpose of HOPE III is to provide grants to eligible applicant organizations to develop programs under which low-income families that are first-time homebuyers may purchase single-family properties owned, financed, or insured by HUD or other federal, state or local public agencies. 

For more information, contact:
Office of Affordable Housing Programs
Department of Housing and Urban Development
John Garrity
451 Seventh, St., SW, Room 6130
Washington, DC 20410
Phone: (202) 708-0324

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) – Entitlement Grants
The CDBG Entitlement Grant program supplies funds to cities and urban counties to support the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. 

For more information contact:
Entitlement Cities Division
Office of Community Planning and Development
James Broughman
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh, St., S.W., Room 6130
Washington, D.C. 20410
Phone: (202) 708-1577

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) - Insular Areas

Home Investment Program

Self-Help Housing

Shelter Plus Care

California Housing Finance Agency - School Facility Fee Affordable Housing – Rental Assistance Program (SFRAP)
The School Fees Rental Assistance Program provides reimbursement of school facility fees paid pursuant to Prop 1A by the sponsors or developers of rental housing developments who agree to restrict rents and occupancy of a portion of the units to very-low income households for a period of 55 years. School facility fees and/or taxes imposed by a locality, school district, or Community Facility District against a rental housing development pursuant to Proposition 1A. The program will be funded with $13 million per year for four years, beginning January 1, 1999. The rental housing development must be located within California. Application for funds under the SFRAP will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information, contact:
California Housing Finance Agency
Multifamily Lending Division
1121 L Street, Ste. 207
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 327-5170