National Housing Trust Fund (HTF)
The National Housing Trust Fund is a federal resource that supports the development of safe, quality housing for low and very-low-income individuals and families, including vulnerable populations and the homeless.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates HTF funding to participating jurisdictions (PJs). The State of Nebraska receives funds as a PJ, and the Department of Economic Development administers the program on behalf of the State.
Eligible Activities Include:
- The acquisition and rehabilitation of housing to create rental housing for persons with extremely low incomes.
- The rehabilitation or new construction of rental housing.
- Adaptive re-use of buildings for rental housing.
- Operating cost assistance and reserves.
The HTF will focus on rental housing for households at or below 30% of the Area Median Income for a period of 30 years.
The HTF has Three Funding Categories:
- Collaborative Resource Allocation for Nebraska (CRANE)
- Targeted needs
- Permanent housing
Who is Eligible to Apply for HTF Funds?
Funding for projects under the Targeted Needs and Permanent Housing categories may be applied for by a non-profit 501(c)(3) or 501 (c)(4) housing or related organization, or a public housing authority. Eligible applicants will be required to comply with HTF requirements and demonstrate their capacity to carry out an eligible activity. Other housing programs may be used in conjunction with HTF funds.
How to Apply for HTF Funds:
Applicants meeting all eligibility requirements may submit an application for the appropriate category. Typically, successful applicants complete their project within 24 months of an award.
The application cycles for Targeted Needs and Permanent Housing are available, and applications will be accepted in an open cycle with no clear deadline.
For information on deadlines, eligibility, and instructions on how to apply for the CRANE category, please contact the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA).
Grant Management Resources
This page will provide technical assistance on using AmpliFund to apply for and manage grants awarded by DED.
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Application Guidelines & Grant Administration
|DED Minimum Rehab Standards||December 16, 2021|
|Grantee Implementation Schedule||Excel||December 16, 2021|
|Homebuyer – Program Guidelines Checklist||Word||December 16, 2021|
|HTF 2018 Chapter 1 Introduction||Word||December 16, 2021|
|HTF 2018 Chapter 2 Applications||Word||December 16, 2021|
|HTF 2018 Chapter 3 Exhibits||Word||December 16, 2021|
|HTF Proforma||Excel||December 16, 2021|
|HTF Rehabilitation Standards||Word||December 16, 2021|
|Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and Language Assistance Plan Template||Word||December 27, 2022|
|Nebraska Site Review Form||October 27, 2022|
Forms & Templates
Contract Special Conditions Forms & Templates
Performance of HTF Contract Forms
Reporting Forms & Templates
|Certification-of-Compliance-with-Nebraska-Department-of-Environment-Energy||December 10, 2021|
|Certification-of-Compliance-with-Nebraska-Department-of-Environment-Energy||Word||December 10, 2021|
|Public Benefits Summary Report||December 10, 2021|
|Rental Activity Completion Report||Word||January 25, 2023|
Instructions for Submitting a Notification of Annual Audit (NAA) can be found in DED’s Grant Management Resource Help Center
Environmental Provisions for National Housing Trust Funds (HTF) Projects
Please reference CPD Notice 16-14 HTF Environmental Provisions to complete the correct form below. If the project includes other federal funds besides HTF please contact the HTF Program Manager.
Environmental Provisions -Rehabilitation HTF Only
Environmental Provisions -New Construction HTF Only
Data for Applicants and Grantees
HOME and HTF Subsidy Limits
|HOME Maximum Per Unit Subsidy Limits (March 17, 2022)||April 12, 2022|
|HOME Maximum Per Unit Subsidy Limits (September 9, 2021)||December 14, 2021|
|HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidy Limits (June 4, 2018)||December 14, 2021|
|HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidy Limits (June 4, 2020)||December 14, 2021|
|HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidy Limits (May 24, 2017)||December 14, 2021|
|HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidy Limits (May 9, 2019)||December 14, 2021|
|HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidy Limits (November 18, 2015)||December 14, 2021|
|HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidy Limits (November 7, 2017)||December 14, 2021|
Questions about the National Housing Trust Fund?
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