Program Overview

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $5 billion 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 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) funds were allocated using the HOME Program formula. The city of Columbus was allocated $3,574,055 in HOME ARP funding.

The objective of the HOME-ARP Program is to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability for qualifying populations and low-income households (those at or below 80% area median income).

The City of Columbus has been engaged in consultation and public participation to develop a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. In this plan, the City describes how it intends to distribute HOME-ARP funds locally.

To Review the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan – CLICK HERE

Request For Proposals

The City of Columbus is requesting proposals for projects that align with the HOME-ARP Final Rule (CPD -21-10), which outlines the requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-ARP Program.

At minimum the proposals should include the following:

•          Project Type

•          Project Description: Please provide a thorough description of the project to include populations served, project design, needs of the population and projected quantifiable outcomes.

•          Project Address

•          Is this a New Construction Project?

•          Proof Of Ownership or Long-term Lease (if applicable)

•          Does Recommended property require rehabilitation, if so, include cost estimate and scope of work (if applicable)?

•          What firm financial commitments are being provided for this project? Please provide proof of funding via commitment letters and balance sheets.

•          Does your agency have experience with the project in which you are applying?

•          Has your agency administered any of the activities outlined in your proposal? Discuss experience with the project to include number of people served and outcomes to include the following:

•          Earned income increases

•          Reduction in household cost burden

•          Provision of supportive or wrap around services

•          Housing Characteristics (if applicable)

•          Neighborhood Conditions (if applicable)

•          Please provide information regarding nearby local resources and services within a reasonable proximity of the project that will be a benefit to the individual or household. At minimum, these benefits should include the following:


•          Education

•          Community Resources

•          Local Services


For More Information

HOME-ARP Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) & Request for Proposals

HOME-ARP Final Rule (CPD -21-10)