HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)


The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) appropriated $5 billion to communities across the U.S. to provide housing, services, and shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations.

As part of the ARPA, Owensboro was awarded and anticipates an allocation of $1,007,867 in Home Investment Partnerships Grant – American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) funds to help create affordable housing and services for the homeless, people at risk of homelessness, persons fleeing domestic violence, and other vulnerable populations. Owensboro will request this funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through a Substantial Amendment to the 2021 Annual Action Plan.


HOME-ARP funds can be used for the following eligible activities:

  • Acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing (such as transitional or permanent housing, group homes, single room occupancy (SRO) units)
  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) (such as rental assistance, security deposits, utility deposits, and utility payments).
  • Supportive Services (such as housing counseling, homelessness prevention, childcare, job training, legal services, case management, moving costs)
  • Acquisition and development of Non-Congregate Shelters (non-congregate shelters are buildings that provide private units or rooms as temporary shelter)
  • Non-Profit Operations/Capacity Building


HOME-ARP funds must be used to primarily benefit individuals or families from the following “qualifying populations:”

  • Homeless persons (sheltered and unsheltered)
  • Persons at risk of homelessness (housed but at risk of homelessness)
  • Persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  • Other families requiring supportive services or housing assistance that would prevent homelessness or serve those at greatest risk of housing instability
  • Veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meets one of the preceding criteria


The community outreach and engagement process for the HOME-ARP grant will provide multiple opportunities for consultation including creation of this summary webpage, focus group meetings, an online survey, 15-day comment period of the Draft Owensboro HOME-ARP Allocation Plan (AP), and one (1) public hearing to intake feedback and input on the plan.


In addition, the city and county recently completed a Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis for HOME-ARP Funding, which outlines homeless and housing needs in Owensboro and Daviess County. 



In addition, the public participation process will include a HOME-ARP priority needs and use of funds survey.  The survey will remain open through April 15, 2022.  Please click on the link below to take the survey.


Check back soon for updates to the HOME-ARP Program!