HOME - American Rescue Plan (ARP)
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to provide affordable rental housing, services, and non-congregate shelter to individuals to experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations. The funds were allocated by formula to jurisdictions that qualified for funding through the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME Program) from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This special one-time round of funding is called the “HOME-ARP” program.
In September 2021, HUD awarded the Contra Costa County HOME Consortium (which consists of Contra Costa County and the Cities of Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek) $12,090,215 in HOME-ARP funds.
Eligible activities that may be funded with HOME-ARP include:
- Preservation and Production of affordable rental housing
- Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
- Housing Related Supportive Services
- Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelters (NCS)
Funds must primarily benefit individuals and households in the following qualifying populations:
- Experiencing homelessness (as defined in 24 CFR 91.5 “Homeless” (1), (2), or (3))
- At risk of homelessness (as defined in 24 CFR 91.5 “At risk of homelessness”)
- Fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, (as defined in 24 CFR 5.2003)
- Other populations with high risk of housing instability (including highly cost-burdened low-income households, households who have moved two or more times in the last 60 days, and households living in a hotel/motel)
Public Input Milestones
Contra Costa County is developing an Allocation Plan to identify priority housing and services needs in the community that may be supported with HOME-ARP funds and to describe the process that will be used to distribute HOME-ARP funds. The following outlines the public input about the HOME- ARP funding and allocation plan development.
A public hearing at the County Board of Supervisors will be scheduled for Summer 2022.
April 4, 2022
The HOME-ARP survey is designed to gather information from stakeholders, affordable housing developers, and community members about homelessness needs in Contra Costa County and HOME-ARP projects being planned. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be available until June 1, 2022.
La encuesta del programa HOME-ARP (en sus siglas en inglés) está diseñada para recopilar información de partes interesadas, los desarrolladores de viviendas asequibles y los miembros de la comunidad sobre las necesidades de las personas sin hogar en el Condado de Contra Costa y los proyectos de HOME-ARP que se están planificando. La encuesta tardará aproximadamente 10 minutos en completarse y estará disponible hasta el 1 de junio de 2022.
Encuesta en Español
February 14, 2022
HOME-ARP Presentation at the Continuum of Care (CoC) Stakeholder Meeting on February 14, 2022:
View the Power Point Presentation (PDF)
September 13, 2021
HUD publishes Requirements for Use of Funds in the HOME-ARP Program
April 28, 2021
County receives award letter from HUD with HOME-ARP allocation.