To address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services, Congress appropriated $5 billion to perform four activities that must primarily benefit qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. Activities include:
Production or Preservation of Affordable Housing
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
Supportive Services, Homeless Prevention Services, and Housing Counseling
Purchase and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter
Harford County’s total HOME-ARP allocation is $1,821,904. Harford County will receive these funds following the submission of its allocation plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The plan provides a summary of comments received through the public participation process, the state of the qualifying populations listed above, and an assessment of unmet needs and gaps in housing and shelter inventory. The plan also outlines how Harford County intends to distribute HOME-ARP funds per the needs and gaps determined through the citizen participation process.