Minnesota Housing's HOME Investment Partnerships Program - American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Funding

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to be administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to increase housing stability by assisting individuals, households or other vulnerable populations who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The American Rescue Plan Notice and HUD’s implementation of this set of HOME-ARP funds, which are different and separate from HUD’s traditional HOME funds, include four potential eligible uses:

  • Production or Preservation of Affordable Housing
  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
  • Supportive Services, Homeless Prevention Services, and Housing Counseling
  • Purchase and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter

Specific Information

Minnesota Housing anticipates receiving approximately $31 million of HOME-ARP funding, of which up to 15% can be used for planning and administrative purposes including the development of the HOME ARP Allocation Plan. These funds must be under contract and fully disbursed by September 30, 2030.

On September 13, 2021, HUD Issued Notice CPD-21-10 establishing a required planning, engagement and analysis process that must be completed and approved by HUD before HOME-ARP funds are made available.

Development of the Allocation Plan:

  • Minnesota Housing has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) and plans to hire a consultant to assist with the planning, engagement and analysis process. 
    • The response deadline for the RFP for this work is now closed. No further proposals will be accepted.   
  • The primary goals of the Allocation Planning process are to incorporate significant engagement, public participation, and consultation across a broad range of stakeholders.
    • Opportunities for input and engagement will be made available in the coming months as an important part of this planning process. 
  • The planning process will include the creation of a needs assessment, a gaps analysis, recommendations of HOME-ARP activities, and an implementation plan. The Allocation Plan development process is expected to determine many program design elements including, but not limited to:
    • Allowable activities as determined from the eligible uses
    • Eligible recipients
    • How funds will be made available
    • When funds will be made available
    • Minnesota Housing has not yet determined what activities will be allowable under its HOME-ARP program. Once, this is determined, the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will drafted and submitted to HUD for approval. 
  • Minnesota Housing is one of seven Participating Jurisdictions (PJ) in the state of Minnesota. Each PJ will manage its own planning process as well as its own selection and commitment process. The table below lists each PJ and its estimated HOME-ARP funding allocations:
Jurisdiction County/Tribe Amount
Duluth St. Louis County $1,986,658
St. Louis County St. Louis County $2,042,540
Minneapolis Hennepin County $9,626,335
Hennepin County Hennepin County $6,415,971
St. Paul Ramsey County $6,789,929
Dakota County Dakota County $8,762,441
State (Minnesota Housing) N/A $31,137,836
  Total $66,761,710
For additional additional information on the development of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, updated information on program documentation, common issues, program requirements, FAQs and other guidance, please visit the HUD Exchange HOME-ARP Program webpage.