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 will prepare a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will include 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.
There wasbe 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 they 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 will be incorporated into the final HOME-ARP Allocation Plan along with all other comments submitted through email, by phone, or the form submission below. View the slides presented at the public hearing.
View the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.
The public comment period for the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan begins on February 4, 2023, and ends on March 6, 2023. Citizens are encouraged to give feedback and submit comments on the plan. Ways of submitting public comment include filling out the online form below. Other ways of submitting public comment include emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, attending the public hearing, by phone at (804) 501-7640, or by regular mail to Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization, P.O. Box 90775, Henrico, VA 23273-0775.
PUBLIC COMMENT SUBMISSION FORM
Henrico County is requesting public comments on the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. These comments will be used to inform the Allocation Plan and will be included with the final submission of the Allocation Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.