The Thomas Jefferson HOME Consortium, administered by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, has been awarded a HOME-American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant in the amount of $2,452,270.00 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HOME-ARP grant is a one-time allocation. The TJPDC will receive 15% of the award, $367,890.50, for planning and administrative costs. The remaining funding will be split evenly amongst the six localities that comprise the Consortium: Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson, and Louisa will each receive $347,404.92.
Eligible activities that may be undertaken with HOME-ARP funds include:
- Development and support of affordable rental housing
- Tenant-based rental assistance
- Provision of supportive services (such as housing counseling, homelessness prevention, childcare, job training, legal services, case management, moving costs, rental applications and rent assistance)
- Acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units
The TJPDC will hold one virtual and in-person Public Hearing on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm. This meeting will take place in-person at the Water Street Center, 407 E. Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to share information on HOME-ARP eligible activities and “qualifying populations” as well as to accept public comments on the development of the Allocation Plan for expenditure of HOME-ARP funds.
See the full press release below for details, and how to attend.