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

HOME American Rescue Plan

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) 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.

HUD required that recipients of HOME-ARP funds first create an Allocation Plan, and get approval before releasing funds. TDHCA’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan can be found below.


TDHCA held a public comment period from April 17, 2023 through May 2, 2023, at 5 p.m. CT, on the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, First Amendment draft. This amendment has been accepted by HUD, and is located on this page under TDHCA Allocation Plan and Guidance.

The 2023-2 HOME-ARP Rental NOFA was released on December 9, 2022 and suspended on February 16, 2023, due to funding requests exceeding available funds. The HOME-ARP Rental Development Application Log has been posted online at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/multifamily/special-initiatives.htm.

In August, 2023, TDHCA sent notices of eligibility to qualifying nonprofit organizations for potential nonprofit capacity building/operating cost awards in accordance with the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan First Amendment. Awards are conditional on reviews of the application received, and the likelihood of a successful non-congregate shelter application within 16 months of the nonprofit capacity building/operating cost award.

Program Guidance and Regulations

TDHCA Allocation Plan and Guidance

HUD HOME-ARP 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.