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MultiFamily Housing Non-Profit Transfer Technical Assistance Grants


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.

Organizations interested in receiving technical assistance services to assist in transferring their properties or acquiring existing 515 properties should contact the awardee in their service area regarding the availability of services.

515 Nonprofit Transfer Technical Assistance NOFA Selections

Technical Assistance Provider Service Delivery Coverage Areas Contact Information
Enterprise Community Partners with Office of Rural & Farmworker Housing (ORFH)  Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii Robin Wolf:  
Email: robinwolff@enterprisecommunity.org
Phone Number: 303-376-5418
Enterprise Community Partners with New York State Housing Coalition Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Delaware Robin Wolf:
Email: robinwolff@enterprisecommunity.org
Phone Number: 303-376-5418
Enterprise Community Partners with Minnesota Housing Partnership Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin Robin Wolf:  
Email: robinwolff@enterprisecommunity.org
Phone Number: 303-376-5418
Enterprise Community Partners with Collaborative Solutions Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Tennessee Robin Wolf:
Email: robinwolff@enterprisecommunity.org
Phone Number: 303-376-5418
The Genesis Fund Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont John W Egan: 
Email: egan@genesisfund.org
Phone Number: 207-844-2035 x 14
Housing Assistance Council  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee Kristin Blum:  
Email: kristin@ruralhome.org
Phone Number: 207-596-0033

Rural Housing Service hosted a listening session for the MFH Technical Assistance (TA) Grant Programs-FY 2023 Consolidated Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on Thursday, February 9, 2023. You may download a copy of the presentation.

MFH Technical Assistance Grant Programs Information Session: PDF