ALLOCATIONS FOR STATES AND TERRITORIES
The statute requires the Department of the Treasury to make allocations for each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico based on homeowner need, determined by reference to (1) the average number of unemployed individuals; and (2) the number of mortgagors with mortgage payments that are more than 30 days past due or mortgages in foreclosure. The statute establishes a minimum allocation of $50 million for each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
For Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, there is a $30 million territorial set-aside, to be allocated based on each territory’s share of the combined population of all four of these territories.
The statute requires the Department of the Treasury to make allocations to Tribes and Tribal entities based on the allocation formulas used for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.
Tribes and Tribally designated housing entities participating in the HAF program are eligible for additional HAF award funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury through the HAF Tribal Allocation Adjustment. After February 28, 2023, HAF funds initially allocated to Tribes not participating in the HAF program were reapportioned to participating Tribal entities through pro rata increases to their HAF allocations. In April 2023, each Tribal HAF participant received an email stating the additional allocation amount available to it as well as instructions on how to claim those funds. Please review the HAF Tribal Allocation Adjustment Overview for additional information and the HAF Tribal Allocation Adjustment Process resource for instructions on how to access the additional funds.
Please contact the HAF team via email for further information about the Tribal Allocation Adjustment.
NOTICE OF FUNDS REQUEST
Under the statute, to participate in the Homeowner Assistance Fund, each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands must submit a notice of funds request to the Department of the Treasury by Sunday, April 25, 2021, or they will not be eligible to receive these funds. Treasury cannot accept requests from these eligible entities after April 25.
The deadline for a Tribe, a Tribal entity, or the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to submit a notice of funds request is December 15, 2021.
The Department of the Treasury strongly encourages each eligible entity to review the program resources published on this page and to elect to participate in the Homeowner Assistance Fund.
On April 16, 2021, the Department of the Treasury will make available an electronic portal on this webpage through which eligible entities will be able to complete and submit (1) a notice of funds request; (2) the HAF financial assistance agreement; and (3) a payment information form.