HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The HOME-American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) was appropriated under section 3205 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program addresses the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services. Congress appropriated $5 billion in ARP funds to be administered through HOME to perform four activities that must primarily benefit qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. ​​These funds are intended to assist service providers and developers of affordable rental housing. Please visit ​​this page for organizations currently providing direct assistance from other sources. 

ARP defines qualifying individuals or families as those who meet one or more of the following definitions: 

(1) homeless, as defined in section 103(a) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 11302(a)) (“McKinney-Vento");

(2) at risk of homelessness, as defined in section 401 of McKinney-Vento;

(3) fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking;

(4) part of other populations where providing supportive services or ​assistance would prevent a family's homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability or;

(5) veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet the criteria in one of (1)-(4) above.

The State of Wisconsin will utilize its HOME-ARP award to enact the following activities:​


​Funding Amount
Supportive Services
​Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelters*
​Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
​Development of Affordable Rental Housing
​Non-Profit Operating
​Non-Profit Capacity Building
​Administration and Planning
​Total HOME-ARP Allocation

​*The State Allocation Plan does not include the development and acquisition of non-congregate shelter units or tenant based rental assistance. 

The State's HOME-ARP Funding is limited to organizations whose primary service area is​ in the tan areas on the map below. 

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Applications & Related Materials

HOME-ARP Rental Housing Development

HOME-ARP Rental Housing Development Applications are accepted on a rolling basis starting March 1, 2024

HOME-ARP Nonprofit Operating and Capacity Building

HOME-ARP Nonprofit Operating and Capacity Building applications are submitted in conjunction with the HOME-ARP Rental Housing Development application materials. 

HOME-ARP Supportive Services

HOME-ARP Supportive Services applications are due by by 11:59 PM CST on March 8, 2024 to DOASupportiveHousing@wisconsin.gov. 
Completed HOME-ARP Supportive Services applications and attachments must be submitted in PDF format.


State of Wisconsin HOME-ARP Frequently Asked Questions: HOME-ARP FAQs.pdf

State of Wisconsin HOME-ARP Allocation Plan - Substantial Amendment #2 Approved by HUD October 2023:State of Wisco​nsin HOME-American Rescue Plan Allocation Plan

CPD 21-10 HOME-ARP Implementation Notice

24 CFR Part 92 (HOME Re​gulations)

Appendix: Waivers and Alte​rnative Requirements For Implementation of the HOME-ARP Program

HUD HOME-ARP Policy Guidance and Activity Overview Webinars​

CPD Income Eligibility Calc​ulator and Income Limits

HOME Ren​t Limits

HOME Income L​imits

Building HOME Online Training

Managing Rental Unit Mix Un​der HOME

Visit HUD exchange for more info on HOME-ARP: htt​ps://www.hudexchange.info/programs/home-arp/

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please contact: 

Robyn Thibado - Section Chief, Supportive Housing 


(608) 640-0560

Department of Administration

Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources

P.O. Box 7970

Madison, WI 53707-7970