The HOME Investment Partnerships Program is a flexible grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which awards monies for a variety of activities such as acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, tenant-based assistance, homebuyer assistance, planning and support services aimed at developing and providing affordable housing for low and moderate income households. Eligible applicants include states, cities, urban counties, and consortia. For the sixth consecutive year, the City of Santa Maria, as part of a consortium with the County will be eligible for funding under the HOME Program. Funds from the County of Santa Barbara In-Lieu Mitigation Fund are used to satisfy the matching fund obligations.
For Fiscal Year 2013-14, the City anticipates receiving $191,000 under the HOME Program. The activities proposed to be undertaken and funded with HOME monies are listed below.
TENANT BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
QUALIFIED REFERRING AGENCIES (QRA)
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara
Peoples’ Self Help Housing Corporation
Good Samaritan Shelter, Inc.
If you are interested in becoming a Qualified Referring Agency (QRA) please contact the Special Projects Division at (805) 925-0951 extension 118. You can also email:
Eligible Participants are individuals whose income is at 60% or less of area median income by household size as determined by HUD below:
FORMS FOR QUALIFIED REFERRING AGENCIES
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fair Housing Hotline at: (800) 669-9777.