HOME-ARP Program


Program Summary


The HOME-ARP Program provides developers with federal funding for the new construction, adaptive reuse, or acquisition and rehabilitation of housing for persons experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. 

All applicants will be required to describe the extent to which they can address one or more of the following Consolidated Plan priorities: 

  • Improve Housing Quality,
  • Expand the Supply of Affordable Housing,
  • and/or Help Maine People Attain Housing Stability



Eligibility


HOME-ARP eligible activities include:

  • Produce affordable rental housing for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness (up to 20% of a project may be used for non-congregate shelter)
    • New Construction
    • Adaptive Reuse
    • Acquisition and Rehabilitation of non-rent restricted units
  • Fund a supportive services reserve
  • Fund non-profit capacity building

Emergency shelters, hotels, and motels (including those currently operating as non-congregate shelter), facilities such as nursing homes, residential treatment facilities, correctional facilities, halfway houses, and housing for students or dormitories do not constitute housing in the HOME-ARP program. However, HOME-ARP funds may be used to acquire and rehabilitate such structures into HOME-ARP rental housing.

Non-congregate shelter funded with HOME-ARP must have in-unit sanitary facilities. Food preparation areas, if any, must contain suitable space and equipment to store, prepare, and serve food in a safe and sanitary manner.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Not-for-profit organizations;
  • For-profit housing developers;
  • Public Housing Authorities; and
  • Community Action Agencies

More Info


Please review the MaineHousing 2022 HOME-ARP RFP. For additional information, please contact:


Mark Wiesendanger, Director of Development 

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