HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

The Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is developing a substantial amendment to their FY 2021 Annual Action Plan to include HOME Investment Partnerships Program-American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funding (HOME-ARP). The City has been allocated $12,720,427 in HOME-ARP funding to implement via eligible activities to benefit qualifying populations. The City is required to prepare a draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan (Plan) that delineates how it intends to use the funding in adherence to federal guidance and regulation.

HOME-ARP funds can be used on the following four eligible activities:

  • Production or Preservation of Affordable Housing
  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Supportive Services including homeless prevention services and housing counseling
  • Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter Units (NCS) - These structures can remain in use as non-congregate shelter or can be converted to:  1) emergency shelter under the Emergency Solutions Grant program; 2) permanent housing under the Continuum of Care; 3) or affordable housing under the HOME Program.   

HOME-ARP funds must be used to primarily benefit individuals or families from the following Qualifying Populations (QPs):

  • Homeless
  • At-risk of homelessness
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  • In other populations where providing supportive services or assistance would prevent the family’s homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability

NOTE: Veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet one of the preceding criteria.

The first draft of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan was issued on Thursday, October 27, 9 am, posted online and also made available in print format at the Department’s Offices at 14 NE 1 Ave., Second Floor, Miami, FL 33132, M-F, 8 am- 5 pm (excluding holidays). The comment period for that draft spanned from Thursday, October 27 through Thursday, November 10. ThePublic Hearing for the first draft was held on Tuesday, November 8, 5 pm, at Miami City Hall, Commission Chambers, and the public was invited to attend and comment.

The second draft of the City’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will be issued on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 9 am, for public review and comment. The proposed activities and funding recommendations to be undertaken with the HOME-ARP Allocation are noted and described in the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. The draft plan  will be posted online and also made available in print format at the Department’s Offices at 14 NE 1 Ave., Second Floor, Miami, FL 33132. Comments on the second draft may be submitted in writing from Wednesday, December 28, 2022 through Thursday, January 12, 2023, to the attention of George Mensah, Director, Dept. of Housing & Community Development, 14 NE 1 Ave., Second Floor, Miami, FL 33132, or via email to communitydevelopment@miamigov.com. The latest draft of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will go before the City of Miami Commission during their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2023, 9 am, at Miami City Hall, Commission Chambers, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133. At this public meeting, the public can attend and provide comments on the draft Allocation Plan. The City Commission meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s website (www.miamigov.com/tv) and Channel 77 (Comcast only for residents living in the city). The meeting site is accessible to the disabled. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the Dept. of Housing & Community Development at 305-416-2080 (voice) no later than three (3) business days prior to the proceeding.

ALLOCATION PLAN DRAFT(PDF, 647KB)
Allocation Plan Draft #2(PDF, 3MB)

HOME-ARP funding must be expended by September 30, 2030. Additional information on HOME-ARP funds can be found at www.hudexchange.info/programs/home-arp