HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program
HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program funds are awarded annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for development and maintenance of affordable housing for low-income households. The City of Everett is part of an Interlocal Agreement with Snohomish County to form a consortium to receive HOME funds annually. Snohomish County's Office of Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development (OHHCD) administers this funding on behalf of the Snohomish County HOME Consortium. The City of Everett's allocation of HOME funds attributes to 21% of the Consortium's HOME funds to eligible housing activities within the city.
Each year HOME funds are prioritized based on annual needs and goals. Agencies apply for funding for the upcoming Program Year (July to June calendar) based on the annual needs identified. The projects awarded with funding, along with the supporting goals, are described in the Annual Action Plan.
The 2019 Annual Action Plan was adopted by the City of Everett's City Council on March 20, 2019. The 2019 Program Year will begin on July 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2020.
For more information, please visit the document links below:
- 2019 Annual Action Plan
- 2019 City Council Funding Resolution
Federal funds are provided to local governments to assist in the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily for persons of low and moderate income. HOME funds must be aligned with HUD guidelines, Snohomish County annual goals, and annual needs identified for the City of Everett.
The City of Everett's Citizens Advisory Committee determines the public needs for projects annually, at a public hearing typically held in late summer/early fall. The public is invited to attend this hearing in helping to determine the priorities for funding for the next Program Year.
More information on eligible activities for HOME projects can be found on Snohomish County's HOME webpage, maintained by Snohomish County's Human Services Department Housing and Community Services Division.
The Program Year for the City of Everett's HOME program runs from July 1 to June 30 the following year.
A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is announced following a public hearing on determining needs. The Citizens Advisory Committee reviews projects in the fall and provides recommendations to City Council on award recommendations. City Council will take action on the recommendations, which are then provided to HUD for final review. This process typically ends in the spring.
The City of Everett typically receives funding from Snohomish County during the Fall for the Program Year in which the funds are to be used.