The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to provide housing, services, and shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations. These 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 round of funding is called the " HOME-ARP" Program. For more information please see the HUD HOME-ARP Notice CPD-21-10.
HUD awarded the HOME Consortium/Waukesha County $5,293,334 in HOME-ARP Funds. Funds are available to organizations and projects that provide services in Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties. The HOME Consortium developed a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan that has been approved by HUD.
The HOME Consortium has chosen the following eligible activities for use of the HOME-ARP funds:
(1) development and support of affordable rental housing;
(2) provision of supportive services (such as housing counseling, homelessness prevention, child care, job training, legal services, case management, moving costs, rental applications, and rent assistance); and
(3) acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units.
In addition, funds for nonprofit capacity building and nonprofit operating funds are also available through the Supportive Services application, if the nonprofit has also been awarded funding for one of the above listed eligible activities.
Funds must primarily benefit individuals and households in the following qualifying populations:
HOME ARP FUNDING PROCESS
Applications for funds will be available 9/28/23. Applicants can download the fillable PDF applications from this website (below), or request that the application be emailed to them by contacting Lisa Johnson at email@example.com. The Supportive Services Application is due October 27, 2023 at 4:30 p.m., and the Rental Housing Development and the Non-Congregate Shelter Development Applications are due November 22nd, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Late submissions will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed by committee and may require a presentation to the committee. Committees will score and rank the applications and make recommendations to the HOME Board. The HOME Board will meet December 21, 2023 to allocate funds for Supportive Services, and will meet February 15, 2024 to allocate funds for Rental Housing Development and Non-Congregate Shelter Development.
Supportive Services Application
The HOME Consortium has allocated $794,000 in HOME-ARP funds to the Supportive Services category. These funds will be distributed over 6 years, for a total of $132,333 each year from 2024 through 2029. Applicants who are funded will be awarded a six-year contract with the same award amount each year.
Applications are due October 27, 2023.
Rental Housing Development Application
The HOME Consortium has allocated $2,911,334 to leverage state and federal affordable rental housing development resources to prioritize the chronically homeless and persons at risk of homelessness. This is a one-time funding opportunity. $80,000 maximum available per HOME-ARP funded unit. 11-unit max per project. Clients will be referred and accepted from HMIS and/or Coordinated Entry (CE) systems in local CoCs.
Applications are due November 22, 2023.
Non-Congregate Shelter Development Application
The HOME Consortium has allocated $794,000 for projects that seek to develop non-congregate shelter for those most in need by using these funds to leverage additional state and federal resources for the capital needed. This is a one-time funding opportunity. $80,000 maximum available per HOME-ARP funded unit. 11-unit max per project. Clients will be referred and accepted from HMIS and/or Coordinated Entry (CE) systems in local CoCs.
Applications are due November 22, 2023.
Please contact Kristin Silva, Community Development Manager, at email@example.com or 262-896-3370 for any questions about the HOME-ARP applications.