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Jennifer Emerling / There Is More Work To Be Done

Request for Applications: Empowering Organizations for Successful Homeowner Rehabilitation

Join the Housing Assistance Council’s Empowering Organizations for Successful Homeowner Rehabilitation learning cohort, specifically designed for organizations embarking on or expanding their homeowner rehabilitation activities. This series, sponsored by HUD’s Rural Capacity Building Program, focuses on strengthening the abilities of nonprofit groups to provide essential rehabilitation services to low-income rural homeowners.

Participants will engage in targeted training sessions that cover every aspect of the homeowner rehabilitation process—from crafting effective marketing strategies to applying the final touches on a project. This curriculum is tailored to equip your team with the necessary technical skills for homeowner rehabilitation, while also deepening their understanding of tailored strategies to meet the unique needs of rural, low-income homeowners. Emphasizing the removal of health and safety risks, enhancing energy efficiency, and preserving existing homes, this program ensures your organization is well-prepared to make a significant impact in your community.

Application Requirements

Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2024, using the form provided. Spaces are limited, and selections will be made based on each applicant’s potential impact and alignment with program goals.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be located in, or provide services to, a non-urbanized area or rural community.
  • Represent a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a local municipality.
  • Be eligible to participate in HUD’s Rural Capacity Building Program.
  • Commit to attending all scheduled training sessions.

Additional Documentation

Applicants meeting the initial criteria will need to submit further documentation to confirm eligibility.

Training Dates and Locations

  • Homeowner Rehabilitation Essentials: Laying the Groundwork for Team Success
    Nashville, TN | June 25-27, 2024
  • Effective Selection and Intake for Homeowner Rehabilitation Projects
    Virtual | July 17, 2024
  • Comprehensive Construction Management: From Inspections to Contractor Oversight in Homeowner Rehab
    Syracuse, NY | August 6-8, 2024
  • Finance Your Homeowner Rehabilitation Program: Leveraging HOME, CDBG, and USDA RD
    Chicago, IL | October 22-24, 2024
  • Blueprints for Success: Best Practices for Growing Your Homeowner Rehabilitation Program
    Visalia, CA | December 3-5, 2024

Financial Support and Compliance Policy

To support participation, eligible individuals can receive a travel scholarship for in-person workshop events. Each eligible participant can receive up to $2,000 per training session to assist with travel and training expenses. Organizations outside the contiguous U.S. may receive an increased allowance of $2,500 per session.

Additional Benefits of Participation:

  • Expert Guidance: Receive hands-on training from experienced professionals in the housing sector.
  • Connect with other professionals, share insights, and build networks.
  • Practical Tools: Gain access to comprehensive resources that prepare you to manage projects from inception to completion.
  • Tailored Learning: Participate in sessions that align with your specific role, ensuring relevance and practical applicability.
  • Community Impact: Empower your organization with the skills to significantly improve housing conditions for underserved populations.

Attendance Requirement:

Consistent participation is essential. Failure to attend all required sessions will lead to forfeiture of the scholarship for future trainings. This policy ensures that participants fully benefit from the program.

We invite you to apply to this transformative journey with the “Empowering Organizations for Successful Homeowner Rehabilitation” program. By participating you can help create inclusive communities and make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and families in need of safe, healthy, and quality housing. Together, let’s enhance homes and communities for a brighter future.

If you have any questions about this project or the application process, please send an email to with Homeowner Rehab Cohort in the subject.