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 United States 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

Minnesota Housing has not yet determined what activities will be allowable under its HOME-ARP program. 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. Minnesota Housing expects to engage a consultant to help develop this process and a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, which will include opportunities for interested stakeholders to provide input, respond to survey questions and help shape the program design of Minnesota Housing’s HOME-ARP program.

Minnesota Housing issued a Request for Information (RFI) to help identify potential consultants to help lead this work and is currently reviewing responses. More information and next steps will be posted on this webpage as they become available.

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.
  • These funds must be under contract and fully disbursed by September 30, 2030.
  • 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 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
  • Any eligible project in the state, whether or not it is located in one of the other six PJs, will be able to submit an application to Minnesota Housing for HOME-ARP funding.

Updates

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