Home Investments Partnership (HOME) – American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)



On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, which included funding to address homelessness provided through the existing HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME Program).  Of the $5 billion, the City of Burlington was allocated $1,500,494 to support the homeless through a program referred to as HOME-ARP.  In order to access these funds, CEDO must prepare an Allocation Plan describing how the funding will be used to assist those experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness, which must be approved by HUD. CEDO's draft plan is now available for public comment. The draft of the plan is linked below.  

Eligible activities for HOME-ARP funds include the development of permanent rental housing, development of non-congregate shelters, tenant-based rental assistance, supportive services, and organizational support for non-profits.  After consultation with numerous agencies, organizations and stakeholders, the CEDO is recommending utilizing these funds primarily for the development of permanent affordable rental units, with up to 10% used to provide operational and capacity building support for non-profits conducting HOME-ARP activities.

If you have any questions please contact Todd Rawlings, Housing Programs Manager at trawlings@burlingtonvt.gov.  Comments on the draft plan can be submitted via email to trawlings@burlingtonvt.gov, via phone at 802-652-4209, or in person at 3rd Floor City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington, VT. Comments will be accepted until April 1st, 2022 at 5 p.m.