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.
For more information on NCSHA’s HOME advocacy, contact Althea Arnold, Legislative & Policy Associate, at email@example.com. Members of the media should 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
- 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.
- March 20, 2018NLIHC Report Spotlights Affordable Rental Housing Shortage
According to the recent NLIHC study, there are 11.2 million extremely low-income (ELI) renter households in the United States — nearly 26 percent of all renter households and almost 10 percent of all households.
- March 9, 2018Senate Democrats Unveil Infrastructure Plan with Support for Affordable Housing
Senate Democrats this week released their Jobs & Infrastructure Plan for America’s Workers, a $1 trillion plan to invest in and modernize our nation’s infrastructure. Among other investments, Senate Democrats propose $62 billion for affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and lead remediation.
HOME - Resources
- March 13, 2018National Low Income Housing Coalition Report on the Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes
Each year, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) measures the availability of rental housing affordable to extremely low income households and other income groups. Based on the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (ACS PUMS), The Gap presents data on the affordable housing supply and housing cost burdens at the national, state, and
- May 16, 2016Enterprise and JCHS: Projecting Trends in Severely Cost-Burdened Renters: 2015–2025
At last measure in 2013, over one in four renters, or 11.2 million renter households, were severely burdened by rents that took up over half their incomes.
- May 16, 2016JCHS: The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015
One telling indicator of the state of the nation’s housing is the drop in the homeownership rate to just 64.5 percent last year, erasing nearly all of the increase in the previous two decades. The number of homeowners fell for the eighth straight year, signaling persistently weak demand in this key market segment. And the trend does not appear to be abating, with the national homeownership rate down to 63.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015.