affordable housing development RFP

Hamilton County receives an annual entitlement grant for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The amount of the entitlement changes each year based the HUD allocation formula and overall funding to the program from Congress. In recent years, this amount has been at least $1.3 million. The County awards HOME funds through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process. 

HOME funds can support a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rental or homeownership and providing direct assistance to renters or homebuyers. The program was designed to reinforce several important values and principles of community development:

  • HOME's flexibility empowers communities to design and implement strategies tailored to their own needs and priorities.
  • HOME's emphasis on consolidated planning expands and strengthens partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector in the development of affordable housing.
  • HOME's technical assistance activities and set-aside for qualified community-based nonprofit housing groups builds the capacity of these partners.
An overview and extensive resources about the program from HUD can be found at:

The application for this program can be found at

2023 Programmatic Year - HOME RFP Timeline

  • RFP Released:                                             Monday, January 8th, 2024 by 10:00am ET

  • Q&A Virtual Meeting:                                  Tuesday, January 16th, 2024, at 1:00pm ET 

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  • Questions Answered Online:                      Directly following Q&A; subsequently, posted on this page on a rolling basis     

  • Application Deadline (via Neighborly):      Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 at 5:00pm ET

  • Decisions announced:                              Anticipated in mid May 2024