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Tempe’s Newtown Community Development gets nearly $30K from federal housing agency

Jan 25, 2022, 4:15 AM
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PHOENIX — A Tempe organization that helps people with the home buying process has been awarded a grant worth nearly $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Newtown Community Development offers several services, including credit and financial counseling, first-time homebuyer workshops and housing counseling, as well as down payment assistance.

The organization’s community land trust also makes homes available at lower prices for qualified buyers, such as the recently opened Micro Estates in Tempe that offer smaller homes priced at $210,000.

The grant is part of $51.4 million being awarded by HUD to housing counseling agencies and intermediary organizations across the country, according to a press release.

“We are pleased to announce these grants to 177 HUD-approved housing counseling agencies across the country to support their work and continue HUD’s mission to ensure every American has access to safe, stable housing,” Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said in the release.

“Whether a family is seeking affordable rental housing, buying their first home, or struggling to stay in current housing, now more than ever, housing counselors are supporting families’ housing needs.”

HUD said the grants support the agencies as they continue to help alleviate the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on housing, maintain stability for families and help people make more informed housing choices.

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Tempe’s Newtown Community Development gets nearly $30K from federal housing agency