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Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program

Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program-SHOP
Number: 14.247
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Community Planning and Development

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
14.247 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program
Federal Agency (030):
Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Authorization (040):
Housing Opportunity Extension Act of 1996, Section 11, as amended.
Objectives (050):
To facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities through the provision of self-help housing where the homebuyer contributes a significant amount of sweat equity toward the construction of the dwellings.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Eligible expenses for program funds are land acquisition and infrastructure improvements, which taken together may not exceed an average of $15,000 in assistance per dwelling. Additionally, up to 20 percent of the grant amount may be used for administrative costs.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Funds are awarded competitively to national or regional nonprofit organizations or consortia that have experience in providing self-help housing homeownership opportunities.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Eligible homebuyers are low-income families who are otherwise unable to afford to purchase a dwelling, and who provide significant amounts of sweat equity or volunteer labor to the development of the dwellings.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
This program is subject to the provisions of 24 CFR part 84 for nonprofit organizations. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Application Procedure: Applications may be submitted electronically in response to the annual publication of the SHOP NOFA in the Federal Register. The General Section of the NOFA and SHOP NOFA detail the submission requirements.
Award Procedure (093):
Based upon the requirements published in the Federal Register NOFA, respondents are notified of acceptance or rejection.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Leveraging of other public and/or private resources and homebuyer sweat equity and volunteer labor are required to complete housing construction.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Assistance is released on an as-needed basis over a 24-month period. For affiliates that develop 5 or more dwellings units, up to a 36-month period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance is released on an as-needed basis.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Quarterly and annual progress reports on construction and expenditures; as well as, final close-out reports. No cash reports are required. Quarterly and annual reports on construction and expenditure progress. Quarterly and annual progress reports. No performance monitoring is required.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. The audit requirements in 24 CFR Part 45 (implementing OMB Circular No. A-133) apply.
Records (113):
All records applicable to the program must be kept for three years following close-out.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 12 $13,500,000; FY 13 est $12,793,000; and FY 14 est $10,000,000 - (NOTE: Amounts reported reflect allocation of new budget authority rather than obligation amounts.).
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Four grants were awarded with FY 2012 funds. They ranged from $653,660 to $6,693,040. The average grant was $3,375,000.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: estimated 533 homeownership units. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
The statute and SHOP NOFA constitute the regulations.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Ginger Macomber 451 7th Street, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Ginger.Macomber@hud.gov Phone: 202-708-2684 Fax: 202-708-1744
Website Address (153):
http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/affordablehousing/programs/shop/index.cfm
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Applications are reviewed according to the rating factor requirements set forth in the SHOP NOFA.