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Hope VI Main Street Program
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2021
Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Awards funding to small communities for the construction of new affordable housing units or the repurposing of obsolete commercial space in existing buildings into affordable housing units in conjunction with an ongoing effort to revitalize a historic central business district or Main Street area. Program objectives include:
- Redeveloping central business districts or Main Street areas
- Preserving historic or tradition Main Street properties by replacing unused commercial space with affordable housing
- Enhancing economic development efforts in in Main Street areas
- Providing affordable housing in Main Street areas
Amount of Funding
Award ceiling: $500,000 per project
Project period: 48 months
Estimated number of awards: 2
Estimated total program funding: $1,000,000
Applicants must provide matching funds of at least 5% of the total grant award. Matching funds can be cash and/or in-kind contributions and may not include funds from other Section 24 grants, such as HOPE VI, Main Street, or Choice Neighborhoods grants.
Who Can Apply
Eligibility is limited to units of general local government, which includes any city, town, township, village, county, parish, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state or territory. Eligible applicants must also meet the following criteria:
- Have a population of 50,000 or less
- Not be served by a local, county, or parish public housing agency (PHA) that administers more than 100 public housing units within the local government's jurisdiction, excluding Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher subsidized units
In addition, projects funded through this opportunity must:
- Involve the construction or major rehabilitation of space into affordable housing units
- Be located within the boundaries of a designated Main Street area
- Not replace demolish or otherwise dispose of or rehabilitate existing, public housing units
- Not exceed allowable total development costs
Additional eligibility information, including threshold eligibility requirements, can be found in the program guidance.
What This Program Funds
Buildings and Facilities
For programmatic or technical
Susan A. Wilson
TTY at 800-877-8339
Past awards communities received in fiscal year (FY) 2019 are described on the program website.
One rural community who received funding is the City of Batesville, Arkansas, which used funding to redevelop the Adler Building on West Main Street. The renovated building includes two commercial units and affordable residential units, of which two units are set aside for very low-income families.
Topics This Program Addresses
Economic Development • Housing and Homelessness