Grants enable PHAs to improve the living environment for public
housing residents of severely distressed public housing projects
through the demolition, substantial rehabilitation, reconfiguration,
and/or replacement of severely distressed units; revitalize the
sites on which severely distressed public housing projects are located
and contribute to the improvement of the surrounding neighborhood;
lessen isolation and reduce the concentration of low-income families;
build sustainable mixed-income communities; and provide well-coordinated,
results-based community and supportive services that directly complement
housing redevelopment and that help residents to achieve self-sufficiency,
young people to attain educational excellence, and the community
to secure a desirable quality of life. HOPE VI Demolition Grants
enable PHAs to expedite the demolition of obsolete and/or severely
distressed public housing units. Any subsequent new construction
or revitalization of any remaining units must be funded from other
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
VI grant funds may be used to fund demolition of severely distressed
public housing developments or portions thereof, revitalization
(where appropriate) of sites on which such developments are located,
and replacement housing that will avoid or lessen concentrations
of very low-income families. Up to 15 percent of a grant may be
used for Community and Supportive Services programs.
Eligibility: Public Housing Agencies (PHAs)
operating public housing units. Indian Housing Authorities and PHAs
that only administer the Section 8 Program are not eligible to apply.
Eligibility: The ultimate beneficiaries are
former residents of the severely distressed public housing and
residents of the revitalized units.
Eligibility requirements to apply for a HOPE VI grant are included
in each year's NOFA. This program is covered under OMB Circular
Coordination: PHAs are provided with guidance
from HUD Headquarters and may ask questions of HUD staff while preparing
their applications. This program is eligible for coverage under
E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant
should consult the office or official designated as the single point
of contact in his or her State for more information on the process
the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if
the State has selected the program for review.
Procedure: A NOFA is published in the Federal
Register announcing the availability of funds. An Application
Kit is also published, which contains the text of the NOFA, forms
required for the application, and guidance. A copy of the Application
Kit is mailed to each eligible PHA.
Procedure: HUD Headquarters reviews each eligible
application, assigns rating points, and the highest-rated complete
applications are notified that they have been selected to participate
in the HOPE VI program. Funds are obligated when HUD executes
a Grant Agreement.
The deadline for submitting an application for HOPE VI is published
in each year's NOFA.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Approximately
3 months from the application deadline date.
PHAs are notified by HUD if an application is not approved.
and Matching Requirements: Funds are provided
to PHAs to cover the capital cost of a project. PHAs use operating
subsidies to operate the project upon completion. FY 1993-1995 grantees
are required to provide contributions from the City for supportive
services in an amount equal to 15 percent of the HOPE VI grant for
supportive services. Starting in FY 1999, Grantees must provide
a 5 percent overall match, and if more than 5 percent of the grant
is used for Community and Supportive Services, any amount over that
5 percent must be matched.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Each year's
grant agreement sets out the requirements regarding timetables
HOPE VI is audited in conjunction with regular HUD or independent
public accountant audits of PHA operations in accordance with
24 CFR 85.26.
Copies of budgets and accumulative cost records through the period
of revitalization, and other records necessary to indicate compliance
with the Grant Agreement.
(Grants) FY 01 $653,255,474; FY 02 est $1,154,703,748; and FY
03 est $574,000,000.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
In FY 01 Revitalization Grants have ranged from $10.9 to $35 million,
with an average of $30.7 million; the maximum grant was
set at $35 million. Demolition-only grants range from $35,000
to $13 million, with an average of $1.7 million; demolition
grants have no maximum.
Through fiscal year 2001, PHAs received 35 planning, 165 implementation,
and 177 demolition-only grants, with a total of 377 grants providing
almost $4.9 billion in funding.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
No regulations have been published. Each grant is subject to the
terms of its Grant Agreement, which is the contract signed by the
Grantee and HUD. HUD posts guidance to its Home Page (http://www.hud.gov/hopevi)
that provides Grantees with information on timelines, budgets, financial
instructions, and other program guidance. HUD also publishes a Mixed-Finance
Guidebook that is available to the public by calling 800-955-2232.
or Local Office: The level of field office involvement
in the administration of a project varies grant-by-grant. All HOPE
VI Demolition grants are administered in the field, and most Revitalization
grants are administered in Headquarters.
Office: Assistant Secretary for Public and
Indian Housing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing
Investments, Office of Urban Revitalization, Department of Housing
and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202)