National Housing Trust Fund


Jacob LaRow
Deputy Administrator

The National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is a federal, affordable housing production program that will complement existing federal, state, and local efforts to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing for extremely low-income (ELI) households, including those experiencing homelessness.

The HTF was established under Title I of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), Section 1131 (Public Law 110-289). Section 1131 of HERA amended the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (Act) to add a new section 1337, entitled "Affordable Housing Allocation" and a new section 1338, entitled "Housing Trust Fund."

For more information on HTF, visit

    2017/2018 Housing Trust Fund Application and Exhibits

    Please Note: The deadline to apply for the 2017/2018 National Housing Trust Funds has been extended to
    Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5:00PM

    Housing Trust Fund Income and Rent Limits

    The links below will direct you to the HUD Exchange website and page where you can access the limits from any year using the drop down filter functions.