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Announcement of Funding Awards for the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program; Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice of funding awards.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP). This announcement contains the names of the awardees and the amounts of the awards made available by HUD.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Clifford Taffet, Deputy Director, Office of Affordable Housing Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 7162, Washington, DC 20410-7000; telephone (202) 708-2684 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearing- and speech-impaired persons may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-877-8339. For general information on this and other HUD programs, call Community Connections at 1-800-998-9999 or visit the HUD Web site at http://www.hud.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program competitions were designed to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities through self-help housing where the homebuyer would contribute a significant amount of sweat-equity toward the construction of the new dwelling. Applicants were required to be a national or regional nonprofit organization or consortium.

The competitions were announced in the SuperNOFAs published May 14, 2004 (69 FR 27359) for the Fiscal Year 2004 competition and September 8, 2005 (70 FR 53490) for the Fiscal Year 2005 competition. The NOFA allowed for approximately $26,840,700 for SHOP for the Fiscal Year 2004 competition and approximately $24,800,000 for SHOP for the Fiscal Year 2005 competition. Applications were rated and selected for funding on the basis of Start Printed Page 51208selection criteria contained in that Notice.

For the Fiscal Year 2004 competition, a total of $26,840,700 was awarded to three projects nationwide. For the Fiscal Year 2005 competition, a total of $24,800,000 was awarded to four projects nationwide.

In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, 42 U.S.C. 3545), the Department is publishing the grantees and amounts of the awards in Appendix A to this document.

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Dated: August 3, 2006.

Nelson R. Bregon,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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Appendix A

Fiscal Year 2004 Funding Awards for Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Programs

RecipientStateAmount
Habitat for Humanity InternationalGA$14,000,000
Housing Assistance CouncilDC10,000,000
PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development CorporationAZ2,840,700
Total26,840,700

Fiscal Year 2005 Funding Awards for Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Programs

RecipientStateAmount
ACORN Housing CorporationIL$527,000
Community FrameworksWA4,500,000
Housing Assistance CouncilDC9,000,000
Habitat for Humanity InternationalGA10,773,000
Total24,800,000
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[FR Doc. E6-14345 Filed 8-28-06; 8:45 am]

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