MHP is seeking Requests for Technical Assistance (RFTA) from entities interested in building their capacity to address prevalent housing, community, or economic development needs. Potentially eligible recipients include Rural Housing Development Organizations (RHDOs), Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), local governments, and Tribal governments. Statewide entities are not currently eligible.
As a HUD national technical assistance provider in affordable housing, MHP has made the commitment to improve the conditions of safe, affordable housing for those most impacted by economic and racial disparities.
Requests for technical assistance are accepted as MHP’s funding allows and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Requests will be evaluated and scored based on MHP’s current capacity-building priorities including community demographics, targeted populations, demonstrated need for the project, and project readiness. Preference will be given to beneficiaries located in or serving underserved populations or priority areas including Communities of color, Persistent Poverty Communities, Climate Justice Impacted, and Promise Zones.
Applicants will be notified within 30 days of submission if they meet MHP’s eligibility requirements. If eligible, MHP will reach out for a more in-depth conversation regarding the proposed engagement. Once a final selection has been made, MHP and the applicant enter a written memorandum of understanding outlining the responsibilities and contributions of both parties.
More information on the Strengthening Rural Communities Program and MHP’s commitment to racial and economic equity is available on our website at: https://mhponline.org/community-development/
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