HOME American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP)

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Basic Info

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $5 billion nationwide to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and 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).

Georgia HOME-ARP Award

The State of Georgia received $87 million in HOME-ARP funds to be spent by 2030 on the following eligible activities:

HOME-ARP Activity

Funding Amount


Affordable Rental Housing Construction $64,424,131 73.5%
Non-Congregant Shelter (NCS) Development $8,765,517 10%
Increase Coordinated Entry/Administration $8,765,517 10%
Tenant-Base Rental Assistance (ESG-CV) $3,600,000 4.1%
Supportive Services & Financial Assistance $2,100,000 2.4%
Total $87,655,165 100%
  • Production or Preservation of Affordable Housing
  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Supportive Services, Homeless Prevention Services, and Housing Counseling
  • Purchase and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter

Qualifying Populations

  • Homeless ‐ Experiencing Homelessness
  • Formerly Homeless But Housed With Temporary Resources
  • At Risk of Homelessness
  • Greatest Risk of Housing Instability
  • At‐Risk of Homelessness, with income at 50% AMI (instead of 30% AMI).
  • Extremely low income and severely cost-burdened.
  • Individuals fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.
  • Veterans and families that include a veteran member that meets one of the preceding criteria are also a qualified population. 

Non-Congregant Shelter (NCS)

Rental Housing

References for HOME-ARP

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Contact the Georgia HOME-ARP Team.
Or book a meeting with us here.  

Comments and questions may be submitted by email to HOMEARP@dca.ga.gov or by mail to the following address:
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Office of Community Housing Development
60 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329




  • The Non-Congregate Shelter (NCS) Application is now available.  The new application format focuses on the capacity building of all applicants. Trainings will be offered to correspond with each of the application sections. 

    To see more information on the application, download the file or register for trainings, check out the NCS Application Pager here! 

  • Virtual Office Hours for May

    Join the HOME-ARP Team to discuss both the Non-Congregate Shelter and Rental Housing funding with other interested groups. The topics below will be discussed at the beginning, and questions will be taken during the second half of the hour.  We hope to "see" you there!!

    Community Leader

    Data Informed


    Thursday, May 11, 2023
    1pm to 2pm
    Access the recording here
    Tuesday, May 16, 2023
    4pm to 5pm
    Access the recording here
    Wednesday, May 24, 2023
    9:30am to 10:30am
    Access the recording here


    Presentation PowerPoints

  • DCA intends to accept Applications in 2023 for the HOME ARP Non-Congregate Shelter Funding.  This will be through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released in the Spring/Early Summer of 2023.  Nonprofits, Local Governments & Participating Jurisdictions (PJs), Community Development Corporations (CDCs), and Community Collaboratives are encouraged to apply. 

    The focus of developments must be the construction of new structures or the acquisition/rehab of existing structures (such as motels, nursing homes, schools, churches, or other facilities) to bridge the gap between emergency shelter and permanent housing solutions.  The Non-Congregate Shelters must be private units or rooms with bathrooms in each unit (shared kitchens or kitchenettes are applicable).

    HOME-ARP NCS funds will be awarded to organizations with a stable track record of providing quality shelter to homeless individuals and adequate financing to operate the units (staffing oversight, utility payments, maintenance costs) for the required use period.

    Please complete the online Intent to Apply (NOI) Form if you intend to submit an application to the 2023 HOME ARP NCS NOFA.
    This will allow DCA to prepare for Application reviews adequately. Applicants should submit a separate survey for each Application.  This form is not mandatory to apply for HOME ARP NCS Funding in the future, though it is helpful to DCA to know the interest throughout the state for planning purposes. 

    For more information on HOME ARP, see the Final HOME-ARP Implementation Notice from HUD at https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/OCHCO/documents/2021-10cpdn.pdf.   
    Direct any questions to HOMEARP@dca.ga.gov

  • Register for the public hearing here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4582110677829569291

    View the HOME-ARP draft: https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/7946


Frequently Asked Questions

Does HUD have a training for Non-Congregate Shelter Funding?

The HOME-ARP Notice Webinar contains Non-Congregate Shelter guidance starting at around 36:00.