For over 20 years, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) has been one of the most effective, locally driven tools to help states and communities increase access to safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income households. NCSHA is the principal state advocate for the HOME program and convenes the HOME Coalition, a grassroots advocacy organization with more than 40 national organizations. Advocating for HOME resources is one of NCSHA’s Legislative Priorities.
The HOME program is a federal block grant that provides states and localities flexible resources to address their most pressing affordable housing challenges– new production where units are scarce, rehabilitation where housing quality is a challenge, and the right mix of rental and homeownership housing. This flexibility also means that states and communities can quickly react to changes in their local housing markets. For every $1 in HOME funds, States grantees, including HFAs, have leveraged $6 in other public and private resources. Click here to see how HOME is being used in your state.
- To find local housing assistance, please contact your state’s Housing Finance Agency (HFA).
- To learn more about NCSHA’s advocacy work in this area or to attend a related education event, complete the general inquiry form.
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