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 units and have not yet been distributed. 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:
|Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelters*||$0|
|Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)||$100,000|
|Development of Affordable Rental Housing||$27,108,716|
|Non-Profit Capacity Building||$125,000|
|Administration and Planning||$4,185,956|
|Total HOME-ARP Allocation||$41,859,563|
*The State Allocation Plan does not include the development and acquisition of non-congregate shelter units.
The State of Wisconsin's HOME-ARP Allocation Plan has been approved by HUD. The program is currently in development; application and program materials will be available in the Summer of 2023.
In the meantime, please review the following resources if you are interested in applying for these funds:
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Notice on the rules and regulation of the program: HOME-ARP Implementation Notice.pdf
State of Wisconsin HOME-ARP Allocation Plan:State of Wisconsin HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.pdf
DEHCR's Presentation on HOME-ARP at the Poverty Matters Workshop, October 19,2022 in Madison, Wisconsin: HOME-ARP Overview-DEHCR.pdf
Visit HUD exchange for more info on HOME-ARP: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/home-arp/.
If you have any additional questions please contact:
Madalyn Grau – Grants Specialist Advanced
HOME-ARP Program Manager
Department of Administration
Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources
P.O. Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707-7970