The HOME program is an important resource for the development of low-income housing. Funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program has been cut precipitously since FY10 when HOME received a $1.8 billion appropriation. In FY16, Congress appropriated only $950 million for the HOME program. However, in subsequent years appropriated amounts have gradually increased.
HOME is a flexible block grant that provides states and localities critical resources to help them respond to their affordable housing challenges, including both rental and homeownership needs by targeting resources to low-income families.
If the HOME program is used for rental housing, at least 90% of units assisted throughout the jurisdiction must be for households with income less than 60% of the area median income (AMI), with the remainder for households up to 80% AMI. If there are more than five HOME-assisted units in a building, then 20% of the HOME-assisted units must be for households with income less than 50% of AMI. All assisted homeowners must be below 80% of AMI.
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The following documents are provided with this article:
HOME Investment Partnerships Program Resources
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