HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds may be used to assist existing homeowners with the repair, rehabilitation, or reconstruction of owner-occupied units. Whenever HOME funds are used for rehabilitation activities, the work must be performed according to the Participating Jurisdiction (PJ)'s written rehabilitation standard and the unit must be brought up to the applicable state or local code. This means that PJs may not undertake some forms of special purpose homeowner repair programs, such as: weatherization programs; emergency repairs programs; or handicapped accessibility programs.
To be eligible for HOME funds, the homeowner must be low-income and occupy the property as a principal residence. Additionally, the value of the HOME-assisted property after rehabilitation must not exceed 95 percent of the median purchase price for the area.
For more information on Homeowner Rehabilitation, see 24 CFR 92.254(b)(1) and (2).