The new quarterly HOME Program "Dashboard" reports have been developed to provide elected officials and department and agency heads with a quick overview of their jurisdiction's performance in delivering affordable housing assistance with their HOME program funds. Using just a few key indicators in easy to understand graphic format, key leaders will be able to obtain information on cumulative HOME Program performance and on accomplishments for the most recent quarter. It is hoped that the Dashboard will help to focus attention on local affordable housing efforts and on improving HOME Program performance going forward. The initial Dashboard measures HOME Program progress as of 09/30/2013.
The current Dashboard is based upon allocations received by HOME participating jurisdictions through FY 2005. Please note that the inclusion of FY 2005 funding allocations will directly affect achievement levels in the "% of Funds Committed" and "% of Funds Disbursed" categories. Also, several caveats should be kept in mind when reviewing the Dashboard reports: Numbers alone, no matter how reliable, cannot fully describe performance in this or any other program. Therefore, these Dashboard reports are not intended to be the final word on the success or quality of a local or State HOME program. For example, the Dashboard report will not capture the size or complexity of development projects undertaken by participating jurisdictions. Neither will it capture whether the PJ is conducting its activities in a manner that is in or out of compliance with HOME program requirements. This can only be determined through independent audits or HUD monitoring.