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Habitat for Humanity Maui gets HUD grant

The Maui News

Habitat for Humanity Maui has received a $5,367 grant from the federal government to help residents with housing counseling, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday.

Habitat for Humanity was one of two Hawaii organizations to receive grants for quality housing counseling services, including foreclosure avoidance and rental counseling services used by many families trying to recover from the pandemic.

The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii also received a $4,661 grant.

HUD distributed $12.5 million in grants to 219 approved agencies across the country who provide services such as helping homebuyers evaluate their readiness for a purchase, navigating the homebuying process, finding affordable rental housing, offering financial literary training and providing foreclosure prevention counseling.

To locate a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, visit apps.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm or call (800) 569-4287 for an interactive telephone directory.

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