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 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.
- Members of the media, please contact Lisa Bowman, Director of Marketing and Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- HOME Coalition Webpage
- HOME State Factsheets and Success Stories
- One Pager on HOME
- FAQ on HOME
- NCSHA’s Talking Points for Meetings with Appropriations Committee Members
- HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program Webpage
- HUD’s HOME Program Technical Assistance Website
- HOME Allocations by State, 2010-2018
- April 3, 2018GAO Report Says HUD Should Improve Metrics and Ongoing Oversight of RAD Program
A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report considering public housing conversions under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.
- April 2, 2018Carson Testifies at Senate Banking Committee HUD Oversight Hearing
On March 22, HUD Secretary Ben Carson testified at a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing titled “Oversight at HUD” and responded to questions regarding HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget and rent reform proposals, recent actions on fair housing, and oversight at the agency.
- March 22, 2018FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Significant Victories for HOME, Housing Credit, and Other Affordable Housing Programs
The House today approved a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
HOME - Resources
- May 3, 2018HOME Allocations by State, 2010-2018
HOME allocations from 2010 to 2018 listed by state.
- April 24, 2018HOME Coalition FY 2019 Sign-on Letter
NCSHA, along with 1,627 national, state, and local organizations, sent this letter to Chairwoman Susan Collins and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate THUD Subcommittee and Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member David Price of the House THUD Subcommittee, to express strong support for $1.5 billion in funding for HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.
- April 20, 2018Senate Dear Colleague on FY 2019 HOME Funding
This letter was sent to Chairwoman Susan Collins and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) in support of the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).