WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today (April 14) awarded $2,161,041 in grants to support 16 housing counseling organizations in New York to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures.
The City Of Fulton Community Development Agency will receive $10,533.
HUD’s housing counseling grants and the additional funding they help to leverage will households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes.
HUD is also establishing a new Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee to help the Department provide consumers with the knowledge they need to find and sustain decent housing.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 requires HUD’s Secretary to appoint no more than 12 individuals from various backgrounds to offer advice to the Department regarding the functions of the Office of Housing Counseling.
“Access to knowledge and information is vital to every family’s success,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “These grants will expand housing opportunities for families across our nation. The evidence is clear: housing counseling works. We look forward to working with our housing counseling partners to empower American families with the tools to prosper.”