Provide Input on the HOME ARP Allocation Plan

Hamilton County was awarded $5.4 million dollars in federal HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which provides funding to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. The County is in the process of preparing its HOME ARP Allocation Plan which includes conducting a needs assessment, gathering stakeholder and community input, and identifying how it will allocate these funds.

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

  • Homeless;
  • At-risk of homelessness;
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking;
  • Other populations where providing supportive services or assistance would prevent the family'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.

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

  • Production or Preservation of Affordable Housing
  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Supportive Services, Homeless Prevention Services, and Housing Counseling
  • Purchase and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter
HOME ARP Development Timeline
January - February 17 Stakeholder Consultations, Meetings, and Interviews
February 1 - March 3 Community Input Survey Available
February 14 Community Input Meeting (virtual)
February 18 HOME ARP Draft Plan Available & Start of Public Comment Period
March 9 Public Hearing at Commissioners Court
March 15 End of Public Comment Period
March 16 County Commissioners consideration of HOME ARP Plan
March 20 Submit HOME ARP Plan to HUD

County residents are invited to provide input on the HOME ARP Allocation Plan by completing a short survey.

Virtual Public Hearing Information

Meeting ID: 822 0658 2611
Passcode: 491392

Or one-tap mobile:  US: +13052241968,,82206582611#,,,,*491392# or +13092053325,,82206582611#,,,,*491392#
Or Telephone:  US: +1 305 224 1968, Meeting ID: 822 0658 2611, Passcode: 491392
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For more information about Hamilton County's HOME ARP Plan, please call (513) 946-4455 or e-mail [email protected] or visit the county's website: Hamilton County Community Development.

Posted on 01/31/2023