The draft plan for the HOME-ARP grant is available for public view and comment from May 3 to June 10; Public hearing scheduled on May 10
Austin, Texas — The City of Austin is eligible to receive $11.4 million of HOME-American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds and asks the community to review the city’s proposal—referred to as an allocation plan—and provide comments on the draft. The public comment period for the allocation plan draft is open from May 3rd through June 10th with a Community Development Commission public hearing scheduled for May 10th, and a City Council public hearing on June 9th.
The American Rescue Plan allocated $5 billion to assist people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other populations experiencing housing insecurity. This one-time funding—up to $11.4 million for Austin— can be spent on various projects with the goal of reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability. The following activities are eligible for funding by HOME-ARP-
- Supportive services;
- Acquisition and development of non-congregate shelters;
- Tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA);
- Development of affordable rental housing;
- Non-profit operating expenses; and
- Non-profit capacity building.
To comply with federal funding requirements, the city must submit an allocation plan to the Housing and Urban Development department via an amendment to the FY2021-2022 Action Plan, which states how the city plans to use the $11.4 million grant and describes the process to gather community feedback.
For more information, and to view and comment on the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, visit the following link: PublicInput.com/HOME-ARP-Draft
The draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan can be found under the Documents section of the webpage linked above. A description of the proposed use of the $11.4 million grant is included on the webpage and can be found in Section IV: HOME-ARP Activities of the draft Allocation Plan document.
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The Housing and Planning Department provides resources related to planning, zoning, housing, and community development to enhance the quality of life of all Austinites. Equitable, efficient, and comprehensive planning with displacement prevention as a prioritized focus is the Department’s core charge in delivering housing services to the community.