STATE OF MAINE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT AND DRAFT AVAILABLITY
HOME-ARP A LLOCATION PLAN
FOR HOME-AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN PROGRAM
The Maine State Housing Authority will conduct a public hearing on the Draft Allocation Plan for the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) on January 19, 2022.
HOME-ARP is a federal program that will assist individuals or households who are: experiencing homelessness; at risk of homelessness; fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence; were formerly homeless; or are part of other vulnerable populations, by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country.
These grant funds will be administered through HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The State of Maine will be receiving $15.6 million dollars of HOME ARP funds.
The State of Maine HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is available on the MaineHousing website www.mainehousing.org/policy-research/federal-funds .
The Allocation Plan describes how MaineHousing intends to distribute HOME-ARP funds, including what activities may be undertaken and how recipients and projects will be selected. This Plan was developed with input from MaineHousing’s partners, stakeholders and people with lived experience of homelessness
MaineHousing will hold a public hearing to gather comments on the draft Allocation Plan on January 19, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Maine State Housing Authority, 26 Edison Drive, Augusta, Maine. To listen or testify virtually, please contact Paula Weber no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 17, 2022, at MaineHousing, 26 Edison Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330; (207) 626-4600 (voice); 1-800-452-4668 (voice in-state only); 711 (Maine Relay); or via e-mail: [email protected].
Oral comments may be presented at the hearing. Written comments may be submitted via email to [email protected] or by mail to the attention of Paula Weber, Compliance Officer, MaineHousing, 26 Edison Drive, Augusta, Maine, 04330 no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2022.
Meeting rooms are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. Upon sufficient notice, appropriate communication auxiliary aids and services will be provided. To make your preferences known, please contact Lauren Bustard, MaineHousing’s Equal Access Coordinator at MaineHousing, 26 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04330-6046; Tel: 207-626-4600 or 1-800-452-4668 (voice); Maine Relay 711.