HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)

This federal program is offered statewide by DSHA and provides financial assistance to affordable housing providers, often in conjunction with Housing Development Fund financing.

How To Apply

  1. Make sure you (the borrower) meet all borrower requirements.
  2. Please contact the DSHA Contact Person.

Borrower Qualifications

  1. Nonprofit and for-profit developers and other housing agencies may apply for HOME financial assistance for acquisition, demolition, new construction, reconstruction, conversion or rehabilitation of single- or multi-family housing and transitional/group housing.
  2. Nonprofits wishing to qualify for set-aside money must meet eligibility criteria by the federal government. DSHA can assist you in determining the documentation required.

DSHA Contact Person
Do you have questions about this program? Would you like to suggest an improvement to this Web page? Please contact Alice Davis, Community Development Manager at 302.739.4263.


This Federal Program originates from SEC. 3205. of the American Rescue Plan - HOMELESSNESS ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PROGRAM. The Act provides $5 billion of supplemental HOME funds to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness and other vulnerable populations by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter.

  • Funds are allocated via a HOME formula, for highly targeted to poverty, renters in poverty; cost, availability and condition of housing stock.
  • Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) in the HOME Program that received FY 2021 allocations have received HOME-ARP allocation, this included the State of Delaware for Kent and Sussex Counties
  • DSHA received $5,233,495 in HOME-ARP funding

There are four qualifying populations:

  • Homeless, as defined in section 103(a) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • At-risk of homelessness, as defined in section 401(1) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, as defined by the Secretary
  • Other populations who do not qualify under any of the populations above but meet one of the following criteria:
    1. Other families requiring services or housing assistance to prevent homelessness
    2. Those at greatest risk of housing stability

Eligible Activities:

  • Purchase and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter
  • Production or Preservation of Affordable Housing, including Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
  • Supportive Services, Homeless Prevention Services and Housing Counseling
  • Non-profit Operating and Capacity Building

HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

All PJ's and State Entitlements that are recipients of HOME-ARP, must as part of the Allocation Plan have Consultations with the Continuum of Care, provide data collection and conduct a needs assessment and gap analysis, have public participation from all interested parties, provide conclusions and select eligible activities based on all data and input. The Allocation Plan is than drafted and submitted for public comment. After considerations of all oral and written comments, the Allocation Plan is made Final and submitted to HUD for Approval. A Substantial Amendment to the Action Plan will also be submitted to HUD.

Public Hearing Notice
DRAFT HOME-ARP Allocation Plan
Public Hearing Recording 12/19/22
Public Hearing Presentation Slides

Compliance with Applicable State and Federal Regulations

Recipients and sub-recipients selected to receive HOME-ARP funds for eligible projects will be required, if applicable, to certify, provide documentation and assure that it will comply with the following regulations, policies, guidelines, and requirements with respect to the acceptance and use of federal funds.

HOME-ARP Resources