HOME-American Rescue Plan Program
 
Overview

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $5 billion to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country.  These grant funds will be administered through HUDā€™s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

Eligible Grantees

The 651 State and local participating jurisdictions that qualified for an annual HOME Program allocation for FY 2021 are eligible to receive HOME-ARP grants.  HOME-ARP funds will be allocated using the HOME Program formula.   The HOME-ARP allocations were announced on April 8, 2021.

Eligible Populations

HOME-ARP funds must be used to primarily benefit individuals or families from the following qualifying populations:

  • Homeless, as defined in section 103(a) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302(a));
  • At-risk of homelessness, as defined in section 401(1) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11360(1));
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, as defined by the Secretary;
  • In other populations where providing supportive services or assistance under section 212(a) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12742(a)) would prevent the familyā€™s homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability;
  • Veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet one of the preceding criteria.

Eligible Activities

HOME-ARP funds can be used for four eligible activities.

  • Production or Preservation of Affordable Housing
  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Supportive Services, including services defined at 24 CFR 578.53(e), homeless prevention services, and housing counseling.
  • Purchase and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter.  These structures can remain in use as non-congregate shelter or can be converted to:  1) emergency shelter under the Emergency Solutions Grant program; 2) permanent housing under the Continuum of Care; or 3) affordable housing under the HOME Program.   

Administrative and Operating Funding

HOME-ARP provides up to 15% of the allocation for administrative and planning costs of the participating jurisdiction and  subrecipients administering all or a portion of the grant.  In addition, HOME-ARP can provide up to 5% of its allocation for operating costs of Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), other non-profit organizations, and homeless providers.  Additional HOME-ARP funding is available to these organizations for capacity building activities.

 

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Content current as of May 6, 2021.