Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Resources

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Public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and nonprofit, private, corporate, philanthropic, community, and local government stakeholders working to develop solutions to decrease the digital divide. Helps communities increase opportunities, information, and services with technology to help HUD-assisted residents' with their educational, professional, and health needs. Provides access to resources and includes success stories from tribal and rural communities.

Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)

Funding

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

Jobs Plus Initiative

Offers funding to increase employment and income among families in public housing through locally based programs that promote work readiness, linkages to employers, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for public housing residents. Provides support services, such as childcare, transportation, legal aid, and other services, to remove barriers to work. Makes a financial incentive available to participants in order to offset rent increases due to a higher household earned income. Aims to encourage and support employment, decrease poverty, and enhance self-sufficiency, economic and housing security for public housing residents.

Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) – Competitive Grant Program

Provides funding to support tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) in efforts to provide affordable housing for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families with low income. Assists tribes in developing, maintaining, and operating housing in AI/AN communities that is safe, healthy, and affordable. Emphasizes new construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition projects that increase the number of housing units available to individuals and families with low income.

Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG)

Funds for American Indian and Alaska Native communities to provide safe and affordable housing for tribal residents. Supports new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, land acquisition, and infrastructure projects that support housing development. Provides low-income individuals, students, and families with rental assistance, loans and assistance programs for homebuyers, rehabilitation assistance for homeowners, and other housing services. Encourages model activities to help identify innovative solutions to address tribal housing issues and homelessness, prevent crime, and improve safety and accessibility.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Public Housing Neighborhood Networks (NN)

Provides funds to establish and maintain Neighborhood Networks (NN), or community technology centers within public housing buildings or developments, that provide computer and internet access to public housing residents. Offers computer training, services, and programs to help residents become economically self-sufficient. Public housing authorities use their capital funds and operating funds to build and operate neighborhood network centers.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Tribal Housing Activities Loan Guarantee Program (Title VI)

Offers loan guarantees to enable tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) participating in the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHGB) program to secure additional financing from private lenders to support affordable housing projects for American Indian and Alaska Native families with low income. Allows tribes to carry out larger projects and complete projects sooner while reducing costs. Supports the construction of new housing and community facilities, housing rehabilitation, and planning costs, as well as infrastructure projects and land acquisition related to housing.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator Program Inactive

Provides funding to public and Indian housing authorities to hire service coordinators to promote self-sufficiency for public housing residents. Service coordinators identify needs and barriers at the community and individual level and connect residents to training and support services to help them gain economic and housing stability. Works with local partners to assist residents in achieving outcomes in the areas of education; professional development; financial empowerment; and health and wellness, including mental health and substance use issues. Offers supports to help elderly and disabled residents age in place and/or live independently for as long as possible.

Application Deadline: Dec 18, 2023
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Hope VI Main Street Program Inactive

Assists small communities by providing funding to construct new housing or to replace unused space in existing commercial buildings with affordable housing units as part of an ongoing Main Street revitalization project. Supports the redevelopment of central business districts or Main Street areas in order to strengthen local economies. Allows communities to increase the amount of affordable housing available to residents while preserving the historic, traditional character of their Main Street area.

Application Deadline: Dec 11, 2023
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages Inactive

Funds for American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages to support projects for housing, community facilities, and economic development. Helps communities provide funding to improve housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low and moderate income. Offers 2 types of funds, Single-Purpose grants and Imminent Threat grants. Imminent Threat grants are available to address urgent public health or safety threats, including those related to alcohol and substance use.

Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2023
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)