Tenant Resource Network Program

The purpose of the Tenant Network Resource (TRN) Program is to make grants to applicant organizations to assist, inform, educate and engage tenants of eligible project-based Section 8-assisted properties regarding their rights, responsibilities and options in response to a property owner?s filing a notice
of Opt-Out or mortgage prepayment, in response to a second consecutive ?Below 60? score of the property from the HUD Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC), or in anticipation of a maturing mortgage on the property within 24 months of publication of this notice.

The program aims to engage tenants in efforts to preserve eligible properties as affordable housing, and to provide tenants with information on their own rights and responsibilities based on 24 CFR Part 245 and guidance in HUD handbook 4381.5.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - None.

See Program NOFA.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Applicants shall engage in required and optional outreach activities as described in the program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

The application will list identified properties, i.e.

those TRN-eligible properties the applicant intends to serve, chosen from the list published with the program NOFA.

The applicant may add newly eligible properties to the list during the grant term, with prior approval from HUD.

Required outreach, described in the program NOFA is to be performed at all identified properties.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are non profit organizations with current IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Eligible applicants shall demonstrate a minimum of five years of tenant outreach and organizing work, and may not have an identity of interest with any owner or management entity of any property where TRN activities are proposed.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Tenants in identified TRN eligible properties will ultimately benefit from the program.

Credentials/Documentation

Outlined in program NOFA. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Specified in program NOFA

Award Procedures

Specified in program NOFA.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Section 514 of the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. See program NOFA and FY 2011 HUD General Section.

Appeals

From 1 to 15 days. See program NOFA and FY 2011 HUD General Section.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. Leveraging of non-HUD funds is encouraged. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Period of performance is not to exceed 24 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Monthly vouchers.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

See program NOFA.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0303-0-1-604.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $0; and FY 15 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

200000 to 720000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. See Program NOFA.

Headquarters Office

Carol Schrader 451 7th St SW Room 6178, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: carol.schrader@hud.gov Phone: 202-402-3263

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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