The Department of Housing and Urban Development has launched a new income eligibility calculator to assist Community Planning and Development (CPD) grantees in determining the eligibility and assistance amounts for beneficiaries of most CPD programs.

Although the calculator assists in determining whether a family is eligible for a program, it does not replace the need for grantees to collect, verify, and file third-party source documents, said housing officials.

The new tool can be used for several key CPD programs, including Community Development Block Grants, HOME, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, and Neighborhood Stabilization.

Federal housing officials are planning to host two webinars on the how to use the calculator at 2 p.m. EST on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6.

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