As a HUD-approved housing counseling intermediary agency, MVI provides HUD grant funding to a national network of housing counseling agencies.
Since 2005, MVI has assisted the agencies in our intermediary network to leverage millions of dollars to provide services to thousands of households across the nation.
Benefits to participation
Some of the benefits for housing counseling agencies who join our network include:
We oversee the completion and submission of HUD grant applications in behalf of our network agencies.
We supervise the collection of requested data and perform extensive grant writing to complete HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) applications for our network agencies. This significantly reduces the amount of time and effort needed for our agencies to complete these applications.
We have an established working relationship with HUD. Housing counseling agencies that have not previously worked with or been funded by HUD are able to do so through the Mon Valley Initiative.
We have primary HUD grant compliance and oversight responsibility. This significantly reduces the administrative burden on our member agencies, and their management teams are able to devote more time to operational matters.
We provide specialized technical assistance to help each network agency find the best methods for them to comply with HUD regulations while providing the highest-quality services to clients.
There is strength in numbers
HUD provides financial incentives, such as increased grant funding, to encourage agencies to join housing counseling networks.
Through our network of agencies, you can build peer-to-peer relationships on a nation-wide scale. Every participating member agency can seek the advice and expertise of staff from other network agencies.
For more information
For more information, contact our HUD Intermediary Manager.