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Multi-Family Housing Non-Profit Transfer Technical Assistance Grants

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What does this program do?
USDA Rural Development awards grants to eligible nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities (PHAs) to provide technical assistance (TA) and other services to enable affordable housing preservation through the transfer of Multifamily Housing Direct Loan properties from current owners to nonprofits or PHAs.

Program Features Funding
Announced through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) placed in the Federal Register.

Funding Availability
Grant funds are limited, and are awarded through a competitive process.

Eligible Grantees

  • Public and private
  • nonprofit organizations
  • Public Housing Authorities (PHAs)
  • Tribal housing nonprofits
  • Tribally-designated Housing Entities (TDHEs)

Eligible TA Recipients
Grantees provide technical assistance to nonprofit organizations and PHAs to help them purchase properties using a Multifamily Direct Loan.

Use of Funds

  • Eligible: technical assistance and other consultation, advisory and non-construction services required as part of the application process
  • Eligible: soft costs including financial analysis and transaction structuring analysis, and completion of other transaction details such as Capital Needs Assessments (CNAs), appraisals, and market surveys
  • Not Eligible: transaction costs in which an identity of interest – such as between buyer and seller, or owner and lender – exists between grantees and applicants


What governs this program?
• Section 764 of the 2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act

For More Information
Please contact Multifamily Housing at Email: npta.rfp@usda.gov. 

To apply, please refer to the Multi-Family Housing Non-Profit Transfer Technical Assistance Grants Notice published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2021.

Workshop Information


Rural Housing Service hosted a Nonprofit Transfer Technical Assistance Information Session on January 5, 2022 to provide an overview of the Multifamily Housing Non-Profit Technical Assistance Grant Program.  The following is a downloadable copy of the presentation.