Seminole County HOME-ARP Planning

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Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Seminole County has received a special allocation of HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds to address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services in the wake of COVID-19. The county has available $3,046,438 of HOME-ARP funds, received through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to be used to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability for vulnerable populations. Funds must be used to address eligible activities, established by federal regulation, including:

  • Production or Preservation of Affordable Rental Housing
  • Tenant- Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Provision of Supportive Services
  • Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter


Funds must also be used to assist "qualifying populations", defined as:

(1) homeless, as defined in section 103(a) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 11302(a)) (“McKinney-Vento”);

(2) at risk of homelessness, as defined in section 401 of McKinney-Vento;

(3) fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking;

(4) part of other populations where providing supportive services or assistance would prevent a family’s homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability; or

(5) veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet the criteria in one of (1)-(4) above.



JOIN THE CONVERSATION...

In an effort to fully represent the needs of the county's qualifying populations, we are asking for your input. We encourage residents, housing partners, public service providers, and other stakeholders to engage through the multiple outreach tools offered below. Engage in as many features as you like. Feedback will help determine how HOME-ARP funds will be used.


We are providing an opportunity to participate by:

Taking A Survey: Answer specific questions to help us identify priority needs for addressing homelessness.

Answering A Quick Poll: Select what you consider to be the biggest gap in the county's homeless delivery system.

Providing Your Ideas: Tell us how you think funding should be spent to decrease homelessness. Interact by "liking" the ideas of others to help us align goals.

Commenting In The Guestbook: Provide your public comments on project related topics or draft documents.

Asking Questions: Inquire privately about the HOME-ARP program, eligible use of funds, and project requirements.


Your input is invaluable as it will inform funding allocations.

Click "subscribe" to follow the project for information and updates.

For specific details or questions regarding eligible activities, call the Community Development Division at (407) 665-2362.

Note: Comprehensive eligible activity guides can be found under the FAQ section of this page.

Note: The priority needs survey will be available for participation until January 27, 2023.

Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Seminole County has received a special allocation of HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds to address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services in the wake of COVID-19. The county has available $3,046,438 of HOME-ARP funds, received through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to be used to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability for vulnerable populations. Funds must be used to address eligible activities, established by federal regulation, including:

  • Production or Preservation of Affordable Rental Housing
  • Tenant- Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Provision of Supportive Services
  • Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter


Funds must also be used to assist "qualifying populations", defined as:

(1) homeless, as defined in section 103(a) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 11302(a)) (“McKinney-Vento”);

(2) at risk of homelessness, as defined in section 401 of McKinney-Vento;

(3) fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking;

(4) part of other populations where providing supportive services or assistance would prevent a family’s homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability; or

(5) veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet the criteria in one of (1)-(4) above.



JOIN THE CONVERSATION...

In an effort to fully represent the needs of the county's qualifying populations, we are asking for your input. We encourage residents, housing partners, public service providers, and other stakeholders to engage through the multiple outreach tools offered below. Engage in as many features as you like. Feedback will help determine how HOME-ARP funds will be used.


We are providing an opportunity to participate by:

Taking A Survey: Answer specific questions to help us identify priority needs for addressing homelessness.

Answering A Quick Poll: Select what you consider to be the biggest gap in the county's homeless delivery system.

Providing Your Ideas: Tell us how you think funding should be spent to decrease homelessness. Interact by "liking" the ideas of others to help us align goals.

Commenting In The Guestbook: Provide your public comments on project related topics or draft documents.

Asking Questions: Inquire privately about the HOME-ARP program, eligible use of funds, and project requirements.


Your input is invaluable as it will inform funding allocations.

Click "subscribe" to follow the project for information and updates.

For specific details or questions regarding eligible activities, call the Community Development Division at (407) 665-2362.

Note: Comprehensive eligible activity guides can be found under the FAQ section of this page.

Note: The priority needs survey will be available for participation until January 27, 2023.

  • Please complete the survey to help us identify priority housing and service needs of Seminole County's homeless and other qualifying populations.  Results of the survey will help inform strategy selection for the use of HOME-ARP funds.  The survey will be available for participation until January 27, 2023.  

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Page last updated: 19 Jan 2023, 07:03 AM