HOME Program

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program, commonly referred to as HOME, is a nationwide federal block grant that is designed to help create and sustain safe, decent, and affordable housing for low-income households.

The annual allocation is based on population and documented housing needs. As the designated Administrator of the Idaho's HOME Program, IHFA awards HOME funds as a soft second loan, to qualified low-income single-family households for down-payment/closing costs assistance. IHFA also awards HOME funds for gap financing, as a loan, to qualified Idaho housing developers to acquire, construct, or rehabilitate multi-family rental housing that serves low-income households.

Qualified non-profit housing developers can receive a HOME loan to help them construct or rehabilitate single-family homes to be sold to qualified low-income households.
All HOME-assisted housing has a Period of Affordability of 5 to 20 years depending on the amount of HOME funds received and the scope of the activity (e.g. single-family/multi-family rental, new construction, rehabilitation, acquisition). During its POA, HOME rental housing must adhere to specific physical condition requirements, rent and tenant income restrictions, federal and state laws, and IHFA requirements. During the POA, a homebuyer is required to adhere to HOME's primary residency requirement.  HOME requires repayment of the HOME funds if the owner does not comply with the requirements during the Period of Affordability.



2015 HOME Multifamily Application Scoring Criteria
2015 Notice of CHDO Recertification and Operating Assistance Grant
Dec 2014 Single-Family Request For Proposal
2015 Single-Family RFP Requirements
2015 Spring Multifamily NOFA


2014 HOME Program Funding Round September Deadline
2014 HOME Application Scoring Criteria
Admin Plan Exh W-Owner Developer Management Co. Certification Forms
Admin Plan Exh Z- Release of Information



2015 HOME Administrative Plan


2014 HOME Administrative Plan


2013 HOME Administrative Plan


2012 HOME Administrative Plan
Substantial Change to the 2012 HOME Administrative Plan


2011 HOME Administrative Plan

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