HUD began accepting requests for Technical Assistance (TA) under the new Distressed Cities Technical Assistance (DCTA) Program on September 16, 2019.
This TA program is specifically designed to assist communities with populations under 40,000 that are struggling to recover from natural disaster and economic decline. The TA program will be community-specific and scaled to ensure a measurable impact on communities’ growth and resilience, as well as an efficient use of public funds.
DCTA may be used to build capacity around:
- Financial management
- Economic revitalization
- Affordable housing development
- Disaster recovery and resiliency planning
- Cross-sector partnership building
- Utilizing federal development programs
To learn more about this new TA program, including eligibility requirements and how to request assistance, visit the Distressed Cities Technical Assistance page on the HUD Exchange.