As a part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated a special one-time fund type through the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). Henrico County has been allocated $3,216,865 to address housing and supportive service needs for populations experiencing homelessness, are at-risk of homelessness, those at greatest risk of housing instability, or are survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault. The five types of eligible activities under the HOME-ARP Program are:
- Development or Acquisition for Non-Congregate Shelter (NCS)
- Development of Affordable Rental Housing
- Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
- Supportive Services
- Non-Profit Operating and Capacity Building
As a participant in the HOME-ARP Program, Henrico County has prepared a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan that was submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 17, 2023. The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan was approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 28, 2023, and includes an analysis of the unmet needs and gaps in the current homeless services system, housing needs in the County, input from the public and stakeholder agencies and organizations, proposed uses of the HOME-ARP funds, and how projects will be requisitioned for the use of these funds. Henrico County will be pursuing the following eligible activities with the $3,216,865 allocation:
- Development of Non-Congregate Shelter (NCS)
- Development of Affordable Rental Housing or Permanent Supportive Housing
- Supportive Services for those in the Affordable Rental Housing or Permanent Supportive Housing development
There was a public hearing to discuss the HOME-ARP Program on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 PM, at the Fairfield Library, located at 1401 N Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223. A presentation was made to give background and context to these funds and expand on the types of analysis completed for the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. The floor was opened to attendees for public comment and discussion on the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and the types of activities that may be undertaken using the funds. These comments are incorporated into the final HOME-ARP Allocation Plan along with all other comments submitted through email, by phone, or the online form submission. View the slides presented at the public hearing.
View the final HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.
This webpage will continue to be updated as the HOME-ARP allocation process progresses and projects begin using these funds. Questions about the HOME-ARP Program can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to (804) 501-7617.