SC Housing receives $27 million to combat homelessness
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) appropriated $5 billion to communities across the U.S. to assist individuals and households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and members of other vulnerable populations to provide housing, supportive services, tenant-based rental assistance, and non-congregate shelters.
These funds were allocated by formula to jurisdictions that qualified for funding through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This special round of funding is known as the HOME-ARP Program.
HUD allocated $26,687,296 of HOME-ARP funding to SC Housing to administer the program for South Carolina. These funds must be expended by September 30, 2030.
SC Housing recently used a survey to solicit input from stakeholders and community members to determine how SC Housing’s allocation can be best utilized to make the biggest impact for the homeless, those at risk of being homeless, veterans and those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking in South Carolina.
SC Housing will take this initial input into consideration to draft a plan for the funds. Once developed, this plan will be published for a 15-day public comment period and a public hearing will be scheduled.
To sign up for email updates about the program, and to learn more about HOME-ARP, visit the SC Housing website.