HUD Grants Nearly $70M to Improve Community Health, Affordability 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced approximately $70 million in awards around the country to help transform communities by repairing older homes, conserving affordable housing, and enhancing the health of children and families. Grants are also being offered for research into housing-related health hazards in order to improve residents’ health and safety by identifying better ways to manage their homes.

“Housing is the foundation on which we live, grow, and thrive. Access to healthy affordable housing is a priority of this Department,” said HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman. “This National Healthy Homes Month, HUD reaffirms its commitment to protecting families and children, supporting research and community efforts to ensure homes are healthy.”

Funding assists vulnerable residents by addressing housing-related health and safety problems, implementing long-term local programs, and promoting critical research to detect and minimize safety hazards.

The grants awarded include funds from:

  • Healthy Homes Production Grant Program
  • Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration Grant Program
  • Older Adult Home Modification Grant Program
  • Lead Technical Studies Grant Program, the Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program
  • Lead Hazard Reduction Capacity Building Grant Program

“Housing is as essential as health care, and these grants expand HUD’s commitment to providing safe and healthy homes for all,” said Matthew Ammon, Director of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.

This comes after Toddman announced $10 million in funding opportunities for community revitalization efforts through the FY24 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant on Tuesday.

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focuses on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhoods. To achieve these goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan.

The Transformation Plan will then become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families.

“These resources support the creation and preservation of housing, and enhances community amenities, like grocery stores and parks,” Todman said. “Paired with meaningful community engagement and thoughtful planning, this funding opportunity will help leaders and neighbors improve quality of life and attract the partners and resources that communities deserve.”

For more information and to see awards and grants by state, click here.

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Demetria C. Lester is a reporter for MortgagePoint (formerly DS News and MReport) with more than eight years of writing and editing experience. She has served as content coordinator and copy editor for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Orange County Register, in addition to 11 other Southern California publications. A former editor-in-chief at Northlake College and staff writer at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington, she has covered events such as the Byron Nelson and Pac-12 Conferences, progressing into her freelance work with the Dallas Wings and D Magazine. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, Lester is a jazz aficionado, Harry Potter fanatic, and likes to read. She can be reached at
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