HOME-ARP Allocation Plan: Public Comment Period Open

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What is HOME-ARP?

A portion of the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act funds went to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program to carry out activities that must primarily benefit qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. These activities include:

  1. development and support of affordable housing,
  2. tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA),
  3. provision of supportive services, and
  4. acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units.

What is the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan?

As a HOME program grantee, the City of Colorado Springs will receive $5,741,978 from HUD to benefit our community’s most vulnerable members. These funds are known as HOME-ARP funds and the City is required to craft a plan with public input on how to spend it.

Public Comment Period Open

Members of the public are invited to read and comment on the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. The 15-day comment period goes from April 13-28, 2022.

Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

A physical copy of the plan can also be found at the following locations Monday through Friday during normal business hours: Community Development Division Office (Suite 701) and Office of the City Clerk (Suite 101), 30 S. Nevada Ave.; City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.; Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade; Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St.; Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St.; and Meadows Park Community Center, 1943 S. El Paso Ave.

Public Hearings to Learn More

The City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division (CDD) will conduct two virtual public hearings in April on proposed actions regarding the use of these federal block grant funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the purpose of creating housing solutions for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

 

Tues., Apr. 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

LIVE virtual meeting online or by telephone via Zoom

Register to attend with this link (optional): Hearing #1 Registration
Attend without registering: bit.ly/Hearing1-HOME-ARP
Call in #: (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 958 4737 7822
Passcode: 792819
 

Wed., Apr. 20 @ 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

LIVE virtual meeting online or by telephone via Zoom

Register to attend with this link (optional): Hearing #2 Registration
Attend without registering: bit.ly/Hearing-2-HOME-ARP
Call in #: (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 997 3781 1317
Passcode: 044667

The online meetings will feature closed captioning.