How to Get Federal Housing Grants

How to Get Federal Housing Grants. Get the assistance you need for your family or organization by applying for Federal housing grants. The following steps will guide you through the application process.

Step 1

Contact HUD through the federal government pages of the phone book, or look up their Web site at

Step 2

Ask for all applications pertaining to the grant you want. The Web site has the applications online.

Step 3

Read the application thoroughly. Contact HUD if you have questions.

Step 4

Fill out all applications completely.

Step 5

Provide the documentation needed. Include any unique information needed for specific grants - letters, pictures, rental notices, doctor's notes, lab results, and so on.

Step 6

Check the application to make sure there are no mistakes or omissions.

Step 7

Send the application to the address HUD provides you, or send it electronically via the Internet.

Step 8

Set an appointment with HUD, if required, to complete the application process. Bring all pertinent information and identification with you.


Call your city's Housing Authority if you are applying for tenant assistance. They will send you an application. Realize that some Federal grants are competitive, while some are given to all applicants who qualify until funds run out. Make sure you understand the nature of the grant. See "How to Research a Federal Housing Grant."

Things You'll Need

  • Telephone Book

  • Telephones

  • Internet Access

  • Personal Computers