Community Development

HOME-American Rescue Plan (ARP)

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to help communities provide housing, shelter and services to individuals experiencing homeless and other qualifying populations. These HOME-ARP funds are in addition to the Fiscal Year 2021 HOME allocation. This one-time funding creates a significant opportunity for the Down East HOME Consortium to meet the housing and service needs of the community’s most vulnerable populations.

The Down East HOME Consortium will receive $1,476,477 in HOME-ARP funds from the American Rescue Plan. The HOME-ARP funding must be used for individuals or families from the following qualifying populations: homeless or at risk of homelessness; fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; other populations where providing assistance would prevent the family’s homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability; and veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet one of the preceding criteria.

The HOME-ARP funds can be used for four eligible activities including the production or preservation of affordable housing; tenant-based rental assistance; supportive services; including homeless prevention services and housing counseling; and the purchase or development of non-congregate shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The HOME-ARP funds are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The funds must be spent by September 30, 2030.

HUD requires all jurisdictions to submit a plan summarizing their intended program in order to receive funds.  It is anticipated that the Down East HOME Consortium will have a draft HOME-ARP Plan available for public review in September 2022. The plan will be released for a 15-day public notice period.  Additionally, the City of Rocky Mount/Down East HOME Consortium will also hold two public hearings to review the proposed plan and solicit additional feedback.

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