The Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act created the Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Program in 1990. This federal program provides annual grants to cities, counties and states throughout the United States to support affordable housing activities that benefit very low and low-income households.
Use of Funds
The Commission distributes funding in a competitive funding cycle. Funds are awarded for rental assistance, development of new rental units, and rehabilitation of existing units or conversion of existing facilities for us as affordable housing for very low-income families and seniors in Sonoma County.
As a designated Urban County, Sonoma County receives approximately $800,000 in HOME Program funds annually. The Sonoma County Community Development Commission administers the program for the County, and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors makes the final decision regarding the local distribution of the funds.
The funding cycle for the HOME Program is a part of the Consolidated Plan and follows the timetable for that process.