Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Public Comment Period Now Open: $6.2 Million Would Be Available in Housing Assistance to Assist Vulnerable Populations
Posted By Regional Development
February 09, 2023
Community input needed to craft HOME ARP allocation proposal.
The Salt Lake County Housing and Community Development Department is seeking public comment on its proposal to allocate federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP).
This federal funding would allow the County to distribute $6,213,428.00 to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing and shelter and services for specific qualifying populations.
Eligible qualifying populations (QPs) include homeless people, those at risk of homelessness, and those fleeing (or attempting to flee) domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.
Other populations who do not qualify under those situations but meet one of the following criteria can also be eligible:
- Other families requiring services of housing assistance to prevent homelessness
- Those at greatest risk of housing instability
These funds can only be used to:
- Produce or preserve affordable housing
- Provide Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
- Provide supportive services, including services such as homeless prevention services and housing counseling
- Purchase and develop non-congregate shelter or can be converted to; emergency shelter, permanent housing, or affordable housing.
The public comment period is open from February 9 - March 10th, 2023.
Comments can be submitted via email to HCDPublicComments@slco.org or mailed to Housing and Community Development, PO Box 144575, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575.
The Salt Lake County Office of Regional Development strives to meet the needs of all county residents by providing quality programs that promote stability and self-sufficiency while offering meaningful opportunities for public input and engagement. This public comment period is just one way that we are working with the residents of Salt Lake County to ensure that these resources are being utilized to serve eligible populations best.