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HOME for Homelessness Assistance and Supportive Services (HOME-ARP)

The American Recovery Plan (ARP) provided $5 billion for a new federal homelessness assistance and supportive services program: HOME for Homelessness Assistance and Supportive Services (HOME-ARP).

On April 16, NCSHA sent the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recommendations on waivers and suspensions that state Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) will need to expeditiously implement the program.

NCSHA is holding monthly calls for its members on the implementation of HOME-ARP. Meeting information can be found on NCSHA’s HFA Online Community platform. If you are an affiliate member and would like to join the calls, please contact NCSHA

NCSHA Resources

Legislative Text   
Allocations for Participating Jurisdictions
Summary of HOME-ARP   
NCSHA’s Recommendations to HUD for HOME-ARP-Related Waivers and Suspensions

Additional Federal Homelessness Assistance Programs Resources

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Homelessness Assistance Programs on HUD Exchange
Homelessness assistance programs provide funding to states and local governments and nonprofit providers to serve individuals and families across the United States who are affected by homelessness. Follow the link to learn more about specific programs; application, data collection, and reporting systems; national, state, and local data and reports; and the populations affected by homelessness.

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Emergency Solutions Grants Program
HOME-ARP provides funding for certain activities currently available through the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. Learn more about ESG by following the links below. 

Emergency Solutions Grants Program HUD Website

Emergency Solutions Grants Program on HUD Exchange

Emergency Solutions Grants Program Quick Reference Guide

Emergency Solutions Grants Program Under CARES Act (ESG-CV) Waivers and Alternate Requirements (September 1, 2020)

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HUD Weekly Office Hours for Homeless Assistance Providers
HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) holds weekly office hours for homelessness assistance providers and their partners to discuss COVID-19 planning and response on Fridays from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET

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Hotel/Motel Conversions Resources

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From Hotel to Home
CSH key considerations for states and local jurisdictions exploring hotel/motel acquisitions as a housing strategy for people exiting COVID-19 shelters.

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Hotel to Home

Financing Hotel and Motel Conversions into Permanent Housing
CSH provides a recording and training materials from the May 5 webinar.

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It Works: Converting Motels and Hotels into Affordable Housing Webinar
June 17, 2021 | 12:00 Noon ET
In this webinar, experts from across of the country will talk about their motel/hotel conversion programs: what it took politically and practically, what policy changes were needed, and what opportunities lie ahead to use additional federal resources for this purpose.

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Impact of Hotels as Non-Congregate Emergency Shelters

Impact of Hotels as Non-Congregate Emergency Shelters
An analysis of investments in hotels as emergency shelter in King County, WA, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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One Way to Get People Off the Streets: Buy Hotels
For people experiencing homelessness, a place to live is life changing to a degree that almost no other intervention can provide. (April 17, 2021)
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What Will Happen to All the Empty Office Buildings and Hotels?
Commercial real estate has been hit hard by the pandemic, but there are plans to convert some of the now-empty spaces into apartment buildings. (April 16, 2021)

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For information on the traditional HOME program, visit NCSHA’s HOME page or the HOME Coalition’s webpage.

Find your stateSearching for rental assistance? Find your state on the Emergency Rental Assistance Programs by State map. 

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