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The HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Division announces the opening of an online forum to gather input on the rental scoring process, as well as the online posting of its Handbook and webinar guidance. Interested parties are encouraged to review the guidance if there are HOME-ARP questions that arise as a result of the forum.

The online forum called “HOME-ARP Rental Application Process” opened July 15, 2022, and is about the potential scoring of HOME-ARP rental applications. Potential applicants to the program and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to provide input at https://tdhca.websitetoolbox.com/. The forum will be open until Friday, July 22, 2022. Note that not every comment or question may receive a staff response.

The HOME-ARP Handbook offers basic information about HOME-ARP and guidance for administering the program. Topics include qualified populations and preferences, referral methods, nonprofit capacity building and operating cost assistance, reserves, rent levels and recertifications, and rental development financial layering. Along with the Handbook, is a recording of the two-part webinar held on July 14, 2022. The webinars covered an overview of TDHCA’s approved HOME-ARP Allocation Plan activities and HOME-ARP rental guidance. Both the handbook and webinars can be found online at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/HARP.htm.

Questions about the online forum or guidance may be sent to Tiara Hardaway at Tiara.Hardaway@tdhca.state.tx.us or 512-475-4227.

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