HOME and Other Federal Programs

When HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds are combined with other federal programs, the impact can be greater than what any one program could achieve on its own. Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) should think carefully about how these programs can be combined in projects to achieve the greatest return for their resources. When using HOME with other funding sources, PJs are responsible for ensuring compliance with all of the HOME requirements over the HOME period of affordability. Some relevant federal programs include:

  • Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program Section 8
  • Project-based Rental Assistance Program
  • McKinney Act Programs
  • Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program
  • Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • US Department of Agriculture Housing Assistance programs
  • Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program
  • The National Housing Trust Fund (HTF)

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Policy Guidance


HOMEfires Vol. 3, No. 7: Using HOME in Conjunction with the Homeownership Option of the Housing Choice Voucher

Can HOME funds be used in conjunction with the homeownership option of the Housing Choice Voucher Program?

Date Published: May 2001

HOME CPD Notices

Notice CPD-03-08: Using HOME Funds in Addressing the Challenges of Homelessness

This Notice provides guidance to Field Offices and PJs in the use of HOME Program funds to assist individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Date Published: July 2003

Notice CPD-01-01: Combining Program Funds of the McKinney Act Programs and the HOPWA Program with the HOME Program (Supersedes CPD Notice 94-11)

This Notice provides guidance to PJs and private nonprofit organizations on using HOME funds together with HUD Continuum of Care homeless assistance funds under the Stewart B. McKinney Act programs.

Date Published: January 2001

Notice CPD-98-02: Allocating Costs and Identifying HOME-assisted Units in Multi-Unit Projects (Supersedes CPD Notice 94-12)

This Notice provides guidance to participating jurisdictions (PJs) who will use HOME funds, in combination with other funds, to develop multi-unit rental and homeownership projects.

Date Published: March 1998

Notice CPD-98-01: Layering Guidance for HOME Participating Jurisdictions When Combining HOME Funds with Other Governmental Subsidies (Supersedes CPD Notice 94-24)

This Notice provides guidance to PJs in their development of local guidelines to evaluate projects using HOME funds in combination with other governmental assistance.

Date Published: January 1998

Notice CPD-92-19: Using CDBG funds in implementing HOME Investment Partnerships and HOPE Programs

This Notice clarifies to what extent CDBG funds may be used to pay administrative costs of the HOME and HOPE programs.

Date Published: June 1992

Other Policy Guidance

Comparison of Housing Trust Fund and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program Chart

The chart compares the Housing Trust Fund and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

Date Published: March 2015

HUD Mortgagee Letter 96-21: Single Family Loan Production - Using 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance With Participation by State and Local Housing Agencies and Non-Profit Organizations

This Mortgagee Letter contains information to help lenders, State and local officials and nonprofit organizations use the FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program in conjunction with housing grant programs, such as HOME, HOPE 3, and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).

Date Published: April 1996

Guidebooks and Training Manuals

HOME and Neighborhoods: A Guide to Comprehensive Revitalization Techniques

This guide reviews ways that HOME Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) can use HOME funds to meet local community revitalization goals and highlights the issues that HOME PJs must consider when planning for such use.

Date Published: September 2010

HOME and NSP: A Guide for Effectively Combining Funding Sources

This guidebook is intended for HOME and NSP program managers and staff considering combining HOME and NSP funds in a project.

Date Published: January 2012

HOME and NSP: Creating Affordable Housing, Revitalizing Neighborhoods - Training Manual

This training course compares and contrasts the rules for the HOME Program and NSP program, and highlights the basic rules for each program. It also discusses possible approaches to homebuyer and rental housing activities, and briefly describes other federal requirements and administrative issues related to managing both programs.

Date Published: November 2009

HOME and CDBG: Working Together to Create Affordable Housing - Training Manual and Slides

This guide outlines the differences between HOME and CDBG and provides a detailed consideration of how to use HOME and CDBG funds to support rental housing, homeownership, rehabilitation, and comprehensive neighborhood revitalization projects.

Date Published: February 2012

HOME and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Guidebook

This guidebook provides technical guidance to PJs on projects that combine HOME Program funds with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.

Date Published:

Webinars and Courses

Long Term Affordability Using NSP and HOME Webinar

This webinar held on October 6, 2011 is intended for all NSP1, NSP2, and NSP3 grantees and their partners seeking information on HOME and NSP rules. This webinar examines how the HOME rules apply to NSP. Time is allowed following the webinar for any questions grantees may have regarding this topic.

Date Published: October 2011