HUD Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program

Description:       The Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program (RHSP) is designed to provide assistance for rural counties to re-house or improve the housing situations of individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in the worst housing situations, stabilize the housing of individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless, and improve the ability of the lowest-income residents to afford stable housing.

Funding Title:    Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program

Agency Name:    Department of Housing and Urban Development

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:    No

Target Population:    Individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or are in a worst housing situation

Expected Number of Awards:

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:      Recipients must match all grant funds with no less than 25 percent on all activities except: (a) leasing; (b) data collection costs; and (c) administrative costs. Match can be cash or in-kind.

How to Apply:     

Contact Brian Fitzmaurice, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Communtiy Planning and Development, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 7262, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Brian.P.Fitzmaurice@hud.gov Phone: 202-708-4300 Fax: 202-401-0053

Current Closing Date for Applications:

Estimated Total Program Funding:   

Award Ceiling:

Award Floor:    

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible RHSP applicants include counties, private nonprofit organizations, and units of local government. In order for a private nonprofit or unit of local government to apply for funds they must be designated by the county for which they will be serving, as evidenced by a designation letter signed by an authorized representative from the county. There can only be one applicant and one application per county.

Priority Consideration:  

The HEARTH Act authorized one set aside and two selection priorities for RHSP funds:

  • Population of 10,000 or less (Set Aside): HUD will award at least 50 percent of its funds to counties with a population of 10,000 or less.
  • Population of 5,000 or less (Priority): HUD will give priority to counties with a population of 5,000 or less.
  • Significant Federal assistance (Priority): HUD will prioritize counties that lack significant Federal assistance, especially any CoC or ESG units.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:     See  https://www.onecpd.info/rhsp/

Current/Past Funding Recipients:

Samples of Successful Application:   

Link to Full Announcement:  https://www.onecpd.info/resources/documents/RuralHousingStabilityAssistanceProgramFactSheet.pdf

Contact Information:

Brian Fitzmaurice, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Communtiy Planning and Development, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 7262, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Brian.P.Fitzmaurice@hud.gov Phone: 202-708-4300 Fax: 202-401-0053

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Categories: Government Organizations, Homeless, Housing, HUD, Non-profit Organizations, Rural, Subgrant Possibilities

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