HOME American Rescue Plan

The Eugene Springfield HOME Consortium will receive $4,728,637 through the new HOME Investment Partnership Program – American Rescue Act (HOME-ARP) program to support and increase housing opportunities serving specific qualifying populations.  The qualifying populations are people experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, and those at greatest risk of housing instability, with attention to veterans meeting one or more of those categories.


As with annual HOME funds, the Eugene Springfield HOME Consortium Governing Board will decide specific funding priorities.  More information is available about the Governing Board.


Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

Please see the link to open the Draft  HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, and submit written comments to Erin Fifield through June 20, 2022.  The Governing Board will hold a public hearing and consider the final allocation June 21, 2022.  


The proposed uses of the HOME-ARP funds are the following:

  • Developing rental housing
  • Supporting vulnerable communities with services such as housing counseling
  • Non-profit operating assistance for non-profits that receive HOME-ARP funds for housing development or supportive services
  • Administration: a portion of the funds would be used by Eugene and Springfield to manage the program.

The draft Allocation Plan was approved by the Governing Board May 17, 2022.  A virtual open house event to present the draft allocation was held May 26, 2022.  The slides from the presentation can be accessed here.  


In the Spring of 2022, the Consortium conducted a needs and gaps assessment of the qualifying populations and the current supply of housing and services.  The Consortium consulted with housing and services providers about the needs of the qualifying populations and how HOME-ARP funds could best make an impact.  In addition staff researched documented data about the qualified populations and the availability of housing and services for the population in Eugene and Springfield.   The results of the analysis were incorporated into the Draft Allocation Plan.


The Consortium considered priorities and strategies for how to use the HOME-ARP funds for eligible activities to meet the needs, based on the results of the needs and gaps assessment.  Following a public comment period and public hearing, the Governing Board will vote to approve the final Allocation Plan which will enable the Consortium to amend the “2021 Annual Action Plan” (which includes the budget for HOME funds).  The plan will be submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for approval.  HUD will release the HOME-ARP funds to the community when the Allocation Plan is approved.  Spending of the funds must be complete by September 30, 2030.


Contact Us

  1. Community Development

    Ellen Meyi-Galloway 

    Housing Finance Analyst

    99 W. 10th Ave.

    Eugene, OR 97401

    Ph: 541-682-5532