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.

For more information, contact Ed Gramlich, Special Advisor, at [email protected] or 202.662.1530 x314, or Sarah Saadian, Senior Director of Policy, at [email protected]. Members of the media should contact Renee Willis, Vice President for Field and Communications, at 202.662.1530 x247 or [email protected].

Attached Documents

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HOME Investment Partnerships Program Resources

April 20, 2020

HUD Issues Overall HOME Program Waivers

HUD Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development (CPD) John Gibbs signed a Memorandum, “Availability of Waivers and Suspensions of the HOME Program Requirements in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic,” dated April 10 that provides a number of waivers to HOME regulations in order…

April 20, 2020

HUD Issues HOME Tenant-Based Assistance Program Waivers

HUD Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development (CPD) John Gibbs signed a Memorandum, “Suspensions and Waivers to Facilitate Use of HOME-Assisted Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) for Emergency and Short-term Assistance in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic,” dated April 10…

January 21, 2020

HUD Provides Online Version of Building HOME

HUD announced on January 13, a new online version of Building Home, a 12-module training program about the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The Building HOME online training is an interactive guide providing the HOME program’s regulatory requirements and practical advice for implementing all…