HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)


On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law, providing $1.9 trillion in relief to address the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. Congress appropriated $5 billion in ARP funds to be administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program to benefit those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other qualifying populations. The City of Norfolk was awarded $4,517,686 in HOME-ARP funds which must be spent by September 30, 2030.

On September 13, 2021, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Planning and Development Division issued Notice CPD-21-10 which establishes requirements for HOME-ARP funds. In addition to Notice CPD-21-10, HUD issued a memorandum describing waivers and alternative requirements for the HOME-ARP Program.

Eligible Activities

Funds may be allocated to the following permissible activities that include:

  • the development of affordable rental housing;
  • tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA);
  • supportive services;
  • the acquisition/development of non-congregate shelter; and
  • reasonable planning and administrative costs for the HOME-ARP program.

Qualifying Populations (QP)

The HOME-ARP program is specifically meant to assist the qualifying populations listed below:

  • Sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations as defined in 24 CFR 91.5;
  • Currently housed individuals and families at risk of homelessness as defined in 24 CFR 91.5;
  • Individuals and families fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking; and,
  • Other populations where providing supportive services or assistance under section 212(a) of NAHA (42 U.S.C. 12742(a)) would prevent the family’s homelessness or serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability.

Veterans and veterans’ families who meet the definition of one or more of the QPs above are also eligible for HOME-ARP.

The City of Norfolk’s HOME-ARP Allocation plan was submitted on March 29, 2023, and approved by HUD on April 5, 2023. The Allocation Plan provides an overview of the consultation process, including public feedback of the draft plan; a needs assessment and gaps analysis of the current housing and supportive services landscape as it relates to qualifying populations (QPs); and planned uses of HOME-ARP funds to address gaps identified through the consultative and needs assessment processes.  The City of Norfolk will allocate funds for the purpose of developing affordable rental housing and for the provision of supportive services. A portion of Norfolk’s HOME-ARP funds will pay for reasonable costs associated with HOME-ARP program planning, management, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation.

New applications are not being accepted at this time.

This webpage will continue to be updated as the HOME-ARP program progresses.

For More Information

HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

HUD Entitlement Grants Policies & Procedures Manual

HUD Exchange HOME-ARP Program webpage

Program Contact

Email: HUDEntitlement@Norfolk.gov

Phone: 757-664-2468