The City of Asheville has prepared the Allocation Plan for the HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Program. The final Allocation Plan is posted at this link.
The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan sets out how the City of Asheville and the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium propose to use an estimated $4,699,862 in federal HOME-ARP Program funds.
City Council Vote
Asheville City Council voted unanimously to adopt Resolution No. 23-69, authorizing the City Manager to submit the HOME ARP Allocation Plan as a substantial amendment to the 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
Public Comment Period
The public comment period for this project closed on March 20, 2023.
A public hearing was held at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The presentation of the Draft Allocation Plan and Public Hearing can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel at this link.
As the Participating Jurisdiction for the four-county Asheville Regional Housing Consortium (ARHC), the City of Asheville is responsible for a one-time $4.7 million allocation of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The funding, known as “HOME-ARP,” is part of a $5 billion commitment in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 specifically targeted to reduce homelessness across the Consortium, which consists of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties, as well as cities and towns within each county.
To receive funding, the City must develop and submit to HUD a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, which describes the distribution of HOME-ARP funds and identifies any preferences for eligible activities. The development of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan must also be informed through stakeholder consultation and community engagement (see timeline section).
The purpose of HOME-ARP funds is to provide homelessness assistance and supportive services through several eligible activities. Eligible activities include acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter, tenant based rental assistance, supportive services, development of rental housing, administration and planning, and nonprofit operating and capacity building assistance. A certain portion of HOME-ARP funds must assist people in HOME-ARP “qualifying populations”, which include:
- Sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations
- Those currently housed populations at risk of homelessness
- Those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence or human trafficking
- Other families requiring services or housing assistance or to prevent homelessness
- Those at greatest risk of housing instability or in unstable housing situations
Launch of Stakeholder Needs Assessment Survey
Launch of Citizen Participation Survey
January 17-25, 2023
January 17-25, 2023
|Public Comment Period||March 6-20, 2023|
|Public Hearing (in person)||March 14, 2023|
|Final HOME-ARP Allocation Plan submitted to City Council for approval of submission to HUD||March 28, 2023|
|Submit HOME-ARP Allocation Plan to HUD||No later than March 31, 2023|
HOME-ARP Fact Sheets for Eligible Project Types:
Megan Greer, Business Services Administrator