HOME - American Rescue Plan (ARP)

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to provide affordable rental housing, services, and non-congregate shelter to individuals to experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations. The funds were allocated by formula to jurisdictions that qualified for funding through the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME Program) from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This special one-time round of funding is called the “HOME-ARP” program.

In September 2021, HUD awarded the Contra Costa County HOME Consortium (which consists of Contra Costa County and the Cities of Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek) $12,090,215 in HOME-ARP funds.

Eligible activities that may be funded with HOME-ARP include:

  1. Preservation and Production of affordable rental housing
  2. Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  3. Housing Related Supportive Services
  4. Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelters (NCS)

Funds must primarily benefit individuals and households in the following qualifying populations:

  • Experiencing homelessness (as defined in 24 CFR 91.5 “Homeless” (1), (2), or (3))
  • At risk of homelessness (as defined in 24 CFR 91.5 “At risk of homelessness”)
  • Fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, (as defined in 24 CFR 5.2003)
  • Other populations with high risk of housing instability (including highly cost-burdened low-income households, households who have moved two or more times in the last 60 days, and households living in a hotel/motel)
  1. Public Input
  2. Important Links
  3. Program Contact

Public Input Milestones

Contra Costa County is developing an Allocation Plan to identify priority housing and services needs in the community that may be supported with HOME-ARP funds and to describe the process that will be used to distribute HOME-ARP funds. The following outlines the public input about the HOME- ARP funding and allocation plan development. 

October 18, 2022

The Contra Costa County Final HOME-ARP Allocation Plan was submitted to HUD. View the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan (PDF)

October 11, 2022

A public hearing at the County Board of Supervisors is scheduled for October 11, 2022 at 9:00 am to consider approval on the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan (PDF) as a proposed substantial amendment to the FY 2021/22 Annual Action Plan (PDF) .
View the Draft HOME-ART Allocation Plan (PDF)
Visit the Board of Supervisor's Agenda webpage 

September 23, 2022

The Draft Public Review copy of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is available for review. The Public Review period is September 23, 2022 through October 10, 2022. View the Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan (PDF)

April 4, 2022

The HOME Consortium also solicited input from community organizations, public agencies, and the general public through an on-line survey that was accessible beginning in the month of April through the end of May 2022.

February 14, 2022

HOME-ARP Presentation at the Continuum of Care (CoC) Stakeholder Meeting on February 14, 2022: 
View the Power Point Presentation (PDF)

September 13, 2021

HUD publishes Requirements for Use of Funds in the HOME-ARP Program

April 28, 2021

County receives award letter from HUD with HOME-ARP allocation.