HOME American Rescue Plan funding

The City has received federal funds to improve housing stability in Minneapolis. We will distribute the money to groups that provide affordable housing and homeless support.


We have received $9.6 million to increase housing stability in Minneapolis.

  • The American Rescue Plan of 2021 provided the funds.
  • The money will help people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • The City will distribute the funds through the HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME ARP) program.
  • The City conducted an engagement process about how to spend the funds.
  • The City plans to release an RFP in early summer 2023.

Read about the HOME ARP Program

Eligible uses of funding

  • Build or preserve affordable housing
  • Help renters
  • Prevent homelessness and give housing counseling
  • Buy or develop non-congregate shelter
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Qualifying populations

HOME ARP funds must:

  • Help qualifying populations
  • Address housing instability and homelessness

Qualifying populations include people who are:

  • Homeless, as defined by federal regulations
    See 24 CFR 91.5
  • At risk of homelessness
    See 24 CFR 91.5
  • Fleeing or attempting to flee:
    • Domestic violence
    • Dating violence
    • Sexual assault
    • Stalking
    • Human trafficking
  • Other people who are at risk for homelessness or housing instability
  • Veterans and families that include a veteran that meet one of the above criteria

Engagement opportunities for service providers

We consulted a wide range of groups who help the qualifying populations.

These included:

  • Continuums of Care (CoCs)
  • Service providers serving those at risk or experiencing homelessness
  • Domestic violence and human trafficking organizations
  • Disability service providers
  • Veterans' groups
  • Public housing agencies
  • Fair housing and civil rights organizations

We also consulted people who have a lived experience of homelessness.

Opportunities for engagement included:

  • Listening sessions
  • Interviews
  • Surveys
  • Data analysis
  • A public comment period and hearing related to the plan

Planning process

We hired ICF Incorporated to:

  • Lead a stakeholder engagement process
  • Conduct a data and needs analysis
  • Create a draft HOME ARP Allocation Plan

The Plan describes how the City plans to distribute HOME ARP funds:


On October 31, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Notice NPD-22-13.

This notice:

  • Explains the HOME ARP Allocation Plan requirements
  • Gives a final deadline of March 31, 2023, to submit a plan

See Notice NPD-22-13

The Allocation Plan must:

  • Describe how we will distribute the HOME ARP funds
  • Follow priorities from our needs assessment and gap analysis
  • List the amount of HOME ARP funds required for each activity type

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Dan Lauer-Schumacher

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415