HOME-ARP (American Rescue Plan)

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) appropriated $5 billion to provide housing, services, and shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations. These funds were allocated by formula to participating jurisdictions (PJ) that qualified for funding through the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME Program) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This special round of funding is called the “HOME-ARP” program. 

The City of Lorain (the City) was awarded $1,729,944 in HOME-ARP funds. This one-time funding creates a significant opportunity for the City to meet the housing and service needs of our community's most vulnerable. The City must create a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan (the Plan), approved by HUD, that will address the needs of the qualifying Population (QP) through the eligible activities. Throughout development of the Plan, the City will engage in consultations with agencies and organizations whose clientele includes the QP to identify unmet needs and gaps in housing or service delivery systems. Public Participation will be encouraged through a survey and an in-person public hearing where anyone may attend and provide comments about the creation of the plan.

Program Contact

Sarah Karpinski
  • Program Manager I, Housing
  • Email: sarah_karpinski@cityoflorain.org
  • Phone: 440-204-2020
  • Mail: 200 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, OH 44052

We are asking citizens and organizations/agencies to provide their feedback about where the greatest need is in the community to address homelessness. Please complete the survey no later than Monday, July 25, 2022 to voice your opinion. 

QUALIFYING POPULATION

Vulnerable population to be served with HOME-ARP funds:
  1. Experiencing homelessness (as defined in 24 CFR 91.5 “Homeless” (1), (2), or (3))
  2. At risk of homelessness (as defined in 24 CFR 91.5 “At risk of homelessness”)
  3. Fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, (as defined in 24 CFR 5.2003)
  4. Other populations with high risk of housing instability (including highly cost-burdened low-income households, households who have moved two or more times in the last 60 days, and households living in a hotel/motel)

QUALIFYING ACTIVITIES

Activities supported by HOME-ARP funding:
  1. Preservation and Production of affordable rental housing
  2. Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelters (NCS)
  3. Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  4. Housing Related Supportive Services: (Child care assistance; Education services; Employment assistance and job training; Food; Housing search and counseling services; Legal Services; Life training skills; Mental health services; Outpatient health services; Outreach services; Substance abuse treatment services; Transportation; Case Management; Mediation; Credit repair; Landlord/Tenant liaison; Financial assistance costs; Short-term and medium-term financial assistance for rent)