Home-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law, providing over $1.9 trillion in relief to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, public health, State and local governments, individuals, and businesses. To address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services, Congress appropriated $5 billion in ARPA funds to be administered through the HOME Program to perform four activities that must primarily benefit qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, fleeing domestic violence/sexual assault/human trafficking, or in other vulnerable populations. These primary activities include: (1) development and support of affordable housing, (2) tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA), (3) provision of supportive services; and (4) acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units. Funds may also be allocated to program administration, non-profit operating costs, and non-profit capacity building. The program described in this notice for the use of the $5 billion in ARP funds is 
the HOME-American Rescue Plan or “HOME-ARP.”

Hamilton County received $5,464,367 in HOME-ARP funding to serve the qualifying populations through these activities. The County's Allocation Plan, passed in 2023 and amended in 2024, funded the following activities:

- Development of Affordable Rental Housing
- Development of Non-congregate Shelters
- Supportive Services
- Non-profit Operating Costs
- Program Administration