HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME ARP) Funding

Authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Minnesota Housing was awarded a one-time allocation of $31M to increase housing stability by addressing the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. These authorized funds will be allocated under the HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME ARP) program.

Minnesota Housing is conducting stakeholder engagement sessions to determine the best use of these one-time resources. The sessions will assess and analyze gaps and needs of the HOME ARP qualifying populations to prepare the HOME ARP Allocation Plan.  The Allocation Plan will describe how Minnesota Housing intends to distribute HOME ARP funds, including how it will use these funds to address the needs to HOME ARP qualifying populations.

The Allocation Plan will describe how Minnesota Housing intends to distribute HOME ARP funds, including how it will use these funds to address the needs to HOME ARP qualifying populations. It will describe the consultation process and provide a summary of any comments or recommendations not accepted and the reasons why. The Allocation Plan will also include an estimate of the number of housing units that will be produced or preserved with each HOME ARP allocation through the completion of a gaps and needs assessment and preparation of the HOME ARP Allocation Plan.

Engagement Opportunities will be posted on this webpage as they become available. Learn more about the HOME ARP program.

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

Four Qualifying Populations:

Statute requires that HOME ARP activities benefit qualifying populations and address housing instability and homelessness. Qualifying populations include those who are:
  • Homeless (as defined in the 24 CFR 91.5);
  • At risk of homelessness (as defined in 24 CFR 91.5);
  • Fleeing or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking 
  • Other populations who do not qualify under any of the populations above but if activities were implemented, they would prevent family homelessness or serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability
Veterans and families that include a veteran that meet one of the preceding criteria are eligible to receive HOME ARP assistance.

Planning and Engagement

On October 31, 2022, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Notice CPD-22-13 revising the HOME ARP Allocation Plan requirements and established a final deadline of March 31, 2023, for submission. The Allocation Plan must describe how HOME ARP funds will be distributed across the state in accordance with the priorities identified through needs assessment and gaps analysis. It must also indicate the amount of HOME ARP funds required for each activity type in the plan.
 
Minnesota Housing has begun the planning and engagement process working with ICF Incorporated, LLC to complete the HOME ARP Allocation Plan. The engagement and planning process includes consultation with a wide range of groups serving the four qualifying populations, including Continuums of Care (CoCs); service providers serving those at risk or experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and human trafficking, as well as disability service providers; veterans' groups; public housing agencies; and fair housing and civil rights organizations. Opportunities for engagement will include listening sessions, interviews, surveys, data analysis, and public comment period and hearing related to the plan.
 

Register to attend the Public Hearing on HOME ARP - February 1, 2023. 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing Presentation

Participating Jurisdictions

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. 

PJ County
Duluth St. Louis County
St. Louis County Consortium St. Louis County
Minneapolis Hennepin County
Hennepin County Consortium Hennepin County
St. Paul Ramsey County
Dakota County Consortium Dakota County
Minnesota Housing State of Minnesota
 

Updates and eNews Alerts

To get updates on HOME ARP register for the HOME ARP register for the HOME ARP eNews. Minnesota Housing will continue to update this webpage with relevant information.

Contact

For questions about the HOME ARP program, engagement or input to the planning process, please email  MHFA.HOME-ARP@state.mn.us