HUD Publishes Proposed Changes to HOME Regulations

The Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) in HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) published on May 29 a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register outlining proposed changes to the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. The deadline to submit public comments is July 29.

NLIHC provided an initial summary of key tenant rights and protections as described in the preamble and as presented in the text of the proposed rule (see Memo, 5/20) and summarized key provisions pertaining to Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) (see Memo, 5/28).

Participating in the public comment period is a great way to influence federal policymaking. Advocates will have 60 days to submit comments. NLIHC will submit a public comment and provide a comment template. Additionally, NLIHC will work with the Tenant Leader Collective on the tenant protection components of the proposed rule.

OAHP plans to add a fact sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to its new HOME Proposed Rule webpage. OAHP also plans to conduct virtual listening sessions. Check OAHP’s HOME Proposed Rule webpage for upcoming listening sessions.

Read the proposed rule:

Access OAHP’s HOME Proposed Rule webpage at:

OAHP’s HOME Program website is at: and the HUD Exchange HOME webpage is at:

Read more about the HOME program on page 5-1 of NLIHC’s 2024 Advocates’ Guide.