Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

HOME American Rescue Plan

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs was allocated approximately $132 million in HOME American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds in a one-time allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HOME-ARP is based on HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program annual funding infrastructure (More information on HOME annual funds can be found online at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/home-division). HOME-ARP also has significant differences compared to the HOME annual program. The differences include waivers of certain federal regulations and waivers to create new activities, as described on HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/home-arp/.

Qualifying populations for HOME-ARP include:

  • Households that are experiencing homelessness, per 24 CFR §91.5;
  • Households at-risk of homelessness with incomes below 30% Area Median Income (AMI), per 24 CFR §91.5;
  • Households at-risk of homelessness, with waiver to allow for income up to 50% AMI, per HUD CPD Notice 21-10;
  • Households fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, per HUD 24 CFR §5.2003;
  • Households with 30% AMI with severe housing cost burden defined as paying more than 50% of monthly household income toward housing costs, per HUD CPD Notice 21-10;
  • Households who have qualified as homeless previously, are currently housed with temporary/emergency assistance, and who need additional housing assistance or supportive services to avoid a return to homelessness, per HUD CPD Notice 21-10; or
  • Veterans (and their families) that meet one of the above definitions.

Announcements

HOME-ARP is hosting an online forum to gather input on the rental scoring process. The online forum called "HOME-ARP Rental Application Process" opened, July 15, 2022, and closes Friday, July 22, 2022. Potential applicants to the program and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to provide input at https://tdhca.websitetoolbox.com/. Note that not every comment or question may receive a staff response.

Program Guidance and Regulations

TDHCA Allocation Plan and Guidance

HUD HOME-APR and Homelessness Guidance

HOME Annual Funding Regulations

Overarching Regulations

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Please direct questions or comments to naomi.cantu@tdhca.state.tx.us.