HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP Program)

HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP Program)

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) appropriated $5 billion to communities across the U.S. to assist individuals and households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and members of other vulnerable populations to provide housing, supportive services, tenant-based rental assistance, and non-congregate shelters. These funds were allocated by formula to jurisdictions that qualified for funding through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This special round of funding is known as the HOME-ARP Program. 

HUD has allocated $26,687,296 of HOME-ARP funding to SC Housing to administer the program for the State of South Carolina. These funds must be expended by September 30, 2030.

Total Allocation $26,687,296.00
Administrative & Planning $4,003,094.40
Available for Eligible Activities $22,684,201.60

Eligible activities that may be funded with HOME-ARP include:
  1. Development & Support of Affordable Housing
  2. Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
  3. Supportive Services
  4. Acquisition & Development of Non-Congregate Shelters
Funds must primarily benefit individuals and households in the following “Qualifying Populations”:
  1. Those that are homeless as defined by section 103(a) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  2. Those at Risk of homelessness as defined by section 401 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  3. Those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  4. Members of other vulnerable populations where providing supportive services would prevent homelessness, or would serve those at greatest risk of housing instability
  5. Veterans and families which include a veteran who meet the criteria in 1 – 4.
SC Housing is seeking input from stakeholders and community members to determine how SC Housing’s allocation can be best utilized to make the biggest impact for the “Qualifying Populations” in South Carolina.  SC Housing will take this initial input into consideration to develop the Draft Allocation Plan. Once developed, the Draft Allocation Plan will be published for a 15-day public comment period and a Public Hearing will be scheduled.  Stakeholders and community members are invited to provide their input on the use of HOME-ARP funds in this Survey, which will be available until Friday, January 28, 2022. Those interested in receiving HOME-ARP program updates may sign up for email updates below.

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Program Contact

Jennifer Cogan
Director of Community Development
Email: jennifer.cogan@schousing.com
Phone: 803.896.9824
Mail: 300-C Outlet Pointe Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210