Federal Policy | zoning | Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Housing Act | June 21, 2024

NEW: HUD PRO-Housing Grant Winners Announced

Written by Up for Growth

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Congratulations to the Winners

This morning, Vice President Kamala Harris and HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman awarded grant funding from the Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing (PRO-Housing) program to 21 communities. The PRO-Housing program offers a total of $85 Million in grant funding to communities actively addressing unnecessary local barriers to housing production and demonstrating measurable progress. This initiative seeks to build off their success and support their goals to eliminate hurdles hindering affordable housing production and preservation, ultimately reducing housing costs.

Up for Growth Action led the advocacy for funding to create the Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing Grant program and secured the initial appropriation of $85 million in the FY 2023 budget, with another $100 million to be appropriated this year.

Explore these communities’ profiles to discover their proactive housing initiatives and plans supported by the funding. You can also check out the full press release to learn more about the impact of the funding.

A second round of RFPs is scheduled to open this Fall. Follow @Up4GrowthAction on X and we’ll keep you posted on the application window.

Here are this year’s winners and their awarded amounts: 

  • Anaheim, CA: $3,497,329.50
  • Arcata, CA: $1,000,000.00
  • Bend, OR: $5,000,000.00
  • Denver, CO: $4,506,262.00
  • Fort Worth, TX: $5,000,000.00
  • Iowa City, IA: $3,752,000.00
  • Ketchum, ID: $2,500,000.00
  • Los Angeles County, CA: $6,700,000.00
  • Metropolitan Area Planning Council, MA: $3,000,000.00
  • Metropolitan Council (Twin Cities), MN: $4,000,000.00
  • Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, TN: $5,000,000.00
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission (Bay Area), CA: $5,000,000.00
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, DC/MD/VA: $3,509,112.00
  • Milwaukee, WI: $2,100,000.00
  • Montgomery, AL: $3,581,160.00
  • New York City, NY: $3,996,956.80
  • Newark, NJ: $4,000,000.00
  • Philidelphia, PA: $3,329,929.06
  • Seattle, WA: $5,000,000.00
  • State of Hawaii, HI: $6,631,950.56
  • State of Rhode Island, RI: $3,821,200.00