HOME Cross-Cutting Requirements

Besides the rules and requirements specific to the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), there are several additional broad federal rules that must be adhered to in the course of administering the program. While the Participating Jurisdiction (PJ) is responsible for implementing these rules, owners, developers, Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), and other nonprofits must also be aware of them and actively ensure that a project or activity is in compliance. These other federal requirements cover the following areas: non-discrimination and equal access; employment and contracting; environmental review; site and neighborhood standards; relocation; and lead-based paint.

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FAQs

HOME Environmental Review FAQs

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HOMEfires

HOMEfires Vol. 14, No. 1: Guidance on PJ Affirmative Marketing Responsibilities

What are PJs responsibilities for developing, disseminating, and implementing affirmative marketing procedures?

Date Published: February 2018

HOMEfires Vol. 4, No. 2: Timing of Environmental Review Completion

Must the environmental review process be completed before any HOME funds are committed or actions undertaken? What steps must participating jurisdictions take when dealing with third-party partners?

Date Published: June 2002

HOMEfires Vol. 1 No. 5: Applicability of Section 504 Requirements to the HOME Program

What are the Section 504 requirements for handicapped accessibility to federally assisted housing activities and programs in general, and the HOME Program in specific?

Date Published: February 1998

HOME CPD Notices

Notice CPD-21-07: Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Final Rule Requirements for HOME and HTF Projects

This notice provides guidance to HOME PJs and HTF grantees on the Section 3 Final Rule including outlining key changes made by the Final Rule and providing guidance for tracking and reporting compliance with the new requirements.

Date Published: July 2021

Notice CPD-05-09: Accessibility Notice - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Fair Housing Act and Their Applicability to Housing Programs Funded by HOME and CDBG

The purpose of this Notice is to remind recipients of Federal funds for HOME and CDBG of their obligation to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Act, and HUD's implementing Regulations (24 CFR Parts 8 and 100, respectively), which prohibit discrimination based on disability and establish requirements for program accessibility and physical accessibility in connection with housing programs.

Date Published: November 2005

Notice CPD-04-10: Ensuring Equal Treatment of Faith-based Organizations participating in the HOME, CDBG, HOPE3, HOPWA, ESG, S+C, SHP, and Youthbuild

The purpose of this Notice is to provide guidance to HOME, CDBG, HOPE 3, HOPWA, Emergency Shelter Grants, Supportive Housing, Shelter Plus Care, and Youthbuild grantees covered by the September 30, 2003 final rule on ensuring equal treatment of Faith-Based organizations in CPD programs.

Date Published: September 2004

Notice CPD-03-13: Accessibility Notice - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Fair Housing Act and Their Applicability to Housing Programs Funded by HOME and CDBG (Extends CPD Notice 00-9)

This Notice extends the provisions of Notice CPD 00-09 (originally issued December 26, 2000) through December 26, 2004.

Date Published: November 2003

Notice CPD-01-11: Environmental Review and HOME (Supersedes CPD Notice 94-11)

This Notice provides guidance on the environmental review process required under the HOME rule.

Date Published: July 2001

Notice CPD-00-09: Accessibility Notice - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Fair Housing Act and Their Applicability to Housing Programs Funded by HOME and CDBG

This Notice reminds recipients of HOME and CDBG funding of their obligation to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Act, and HUD's implementing Regulations (24 CFR Parts 8 and 100, respectively), which prohibit discrimination based on disability.

Date Published: December 2000

Notice CPD-98-09: HOME Program Conflict of Interest Provisions (Supersedes CPD Notice 93-06)

This Notice explains the conflict of interest requirements applicable to the HOME Program.

Date Published: July 1998

Notice CPD-94-05: Implementation of the Fire Administration Authorization Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-522)

This Notice applies to housing assisted with programs administered by Community Planning and Development (CPD).

Date Published: January 1994

Other Policy Guidance

HOME and Section 3

This page provides information on the Section 3 Final Rule as it relates to HOME PJs.

CPD Memo: Joint CPD and FHA Memorandum on Cross-selling FHA programs

This memo discusses that FHA regulations would not prohibit HOME downpayment assistance in conjunctions with FHA-insured financing under such a scenario.

Date Published: September 2006

Guidebooks and Tools

Emergency HOME TBRA Sample CENST Environmental Review Form

This sample Categorically Excluded Not Subject to Section 58.5 (CENST) form is intended for use by HOME PJs implementing a HOME COVID-19 emergency TBRA program. It is assumed that the rental assistance activity is conducted without any associated repairs, rehabilitation, new construction, or other activities with physical impacts.

Date Published: August 2020

HUD Handbook 1344.1, Federal Labor Standards Compliance in Housing and Community Development Programs

This handbook provides a comprehensive description of how to comply with federal labor standards for housing and community development programs.

Date Published: February 2012

Videos and Training Material

Self-Paced Online Training

Building HOME Online Training

This interactive self-paced online training is a comprehensive introduction and important refresher on key HOME Program requirements and topic areas. Complete all modules to learn the full breadth of eligible HOME activities and to access guidance related to effective and compliant implementation.

Date Published: March 2020

Videos, Webinars, and Other Training Material

Section 3 Final Rule for HOME and HTF: How to Use IDIS for Reporting

This webinar provides a demonstration on how to use IDIS for reporting Section 3 accomplishments for HOME and HTF projects.

Date Published: September 2021

Section 3 Final Rule for HOME and HTF: Overview

This webinar provides an overview of the Section 3 Final Rule for HOME PJs and HTF grantees.

Date Published: July 2021

Designing and Implementing an Emergency HOME TBRA Program: Environmental Review Video FAQ

This video FAQ summarizes the environmental requirements applicable to the emergency Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) programs being funded by HOME Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date Published: August 2020

HOME and Environmental Review - Training Manual and Slides

This training provides a comprehensive instruction on the environmental review process, including an overview of the laws and requirements, levels of review, and the steps involved in completing an environmental review.

Date Published: August 2012

Davis-Bacon and HOME - Training Manual and Slides

This training describes the policies and procedures that must be followed when undertaking construction projects funded with CDBG and/or HOME Program funds to ensure compliance with the labor laws and requirements.

Date Published: April 2012