The Office of Management and Budget, Community Development Division, is currently accepting applications for HOME-ARP funding. Appropriated under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, these funds are used to assist the homeless and those persons and families who are at risk of becoming homeless.

The City has allocated HOME-ARP funds to the following activities:

  • Supportive Services - $500,000
    • Funds may be used for the following eligible services: childcare, education services, employment assistance and job training, food, housing search and counseling services, legal services, life skills training, mental health services, outpatient health services, outreach services, substance abuse treatment services, transportation, case management, mediation, credit repair, landlord/tenant liaison, services for special populations, and financial assistance.
  • Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter - $1,500,000
    • Funds may be used for the development of private units or rooms for temporary shelter for persons and/or households that meet one or more of the definitions of a qualifying population. Funds can be used for the acquisition, new construction, rehabilitation of an existing structure, development costs, and replacement reserves.

The City of Pittsburgh prepared the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan (linked here) to address its local needs and to establish priorities for the use of HOME-ARP funds.

The City's Office of Management and Budget, Community Development Division is the lead entity and administrator for the HOME-ARP funds. The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), through a cooperative agreement between the two agencies, will assist the city with implementing components of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan