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The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have launched a program to ensure that all Multifamily-assisted residents have access to FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which will help them afford broadband for work, school, health care, and more.

All Multifamily assisted residents are eligible for the ACP and thanks to HUD’s partnership with FCC, they can now more easily verify their eligibility.

The steps are simple

Go to ( en español) to submit an application or print out a mail-in application

  • Contact their preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to their bill.
  • Questions should be addressed to or by calling 1 (877) 384-2575 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET, seven days a week.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Program details

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.

Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of these criteria:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income internet program
  • Participates in Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S.
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
  • Receives SNAP benefits
  • Receives Medicaid
  • Participates in Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)
  • Participates in Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/Section 202/ Section 811
  • Lives in Public Housing
  • Participates in Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians
  • Receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Receives WIC benefit
  • Receives Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits or Lifeline
  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on qualifying Tribal lands:
  • Participates in Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Participates in Tribal TANF
  • Participates in Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Participates in Tribal Head Start

Joe Miksch is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for US Housing Consultants.