American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds were appropriated under section 3205 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021 to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, public health, State and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

To the support the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services, Congress allocated $5 billion ARP funds to be administered through the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME).  The County of York, as a Participating Jurisdiction, will be receiving $3,070,455.00 through the HOME-American Rescue Plan or “HOME-ARP”.

The HOME-ARP funds will be used to perform four activities that must primarily benefit qualifying individuals and families.

  1. Development and Support of Affordable Housing
  2. Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  3. Provisions of Supportive Services
  4. Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter Units  

ARP defines qualifying individuals or families as those that are:

  • homeless
  • at risk of being homeless
  • fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  • other populations where providing supportive services or assistance would prevent a family’s homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability
  • veterans and families that include a veteran that meet the criteria in one of the above

To accurately identify eligible projects, the County of York will be engaging the assistance of community support organizations, our local Continuum of Care and residents of the York County Community to provide information on needed services, housing assistance and community support through surveys, public and private participation and request for proposed projects.