The HOME Investment Partnerships program is a federal block grant that provides states and localities with a flexible funding source to meet their diverse affordable housing needs. States receive 40 percent of total HOME funding, and localities receive 60 percent based on a formula determining need.
States and localities use HOME to finance innovative programs and projects, including new construction, rehabilitation, down payment assistance, and rental assistance—all targeted to low-income families. One dollar in HOME funds leverages over four dollars of additional investment in affordable housing.
HOME has a proven record as a highly successful program, creating rental and homeownership opportunities for tens of thousands of low-income families every year. NCSHA is the principal state advocate for the HOME program. Advocating for HOME resources is one of NCSHA’s Legislative Priorities.
Useful Links: HOME Coalition Webpage; HOME State Factsheets and Success Stories; One Pager on HOME; FAQ on HOME; HUD's HOME Investment Partnerships Program Webpage; HUD's HOME Program Technical Assistance Website

NCSHA Blog Posts

  • September 14, 2017

    The U.S. Senate earlier today confirmed Pamela Patenaude’s nomination to serve as Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The final vote approving Patenaude’s nomination was 80-17, with all Republicans and most Democrats voting in favor.

  • August 4, 2017

    The U.S. Senate yesterday confirmed by voice vote several of President Trump’s nominees for key housing and tax policy positions, including: Neal Rackleff, to be HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development; Anna Farias, to be HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; and David Kautter, to serve as Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Tax Policy. The three nominees were passed as part of a broader package of 65 nominees spanning a variety of federal agencies.


    • June 11, 2014

      South Dakota Housing Development Authority has $500,000 available in HOME Homeowner Rehabilitation program funds for eligible organizations to assist low income homeowners rehabilitate their homes.

    • May 21, 2014

      On Thursday, May 15, 2014, the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) Board of Directors approved the allocation of approximately $1.3 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and $1.5 million in HOME Investment Partnership Program funds to affordable housing developments across Wyoming.

      HOME - Resources

      • March 20, 2017

        Key Congressional Committee Rosters for NCSHA in the 115th Congress.

      • December 12, 2016

        The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created by the nation’s state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to advance through advocacy and education their efforts to provide affordable housing to those who need it. NCSHA’s priorities, adopted annually by its Board of Directors after consultation with all state HFAs, set the agenda for NCSHA’s advocacy before Congress, the Administration, and the federal agencies concerned with housing, including HUD, USDA, and the Treasury, as well as its business activities.