HOME Program

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program, commonly referred to as HOME, is a nationwide federal block grant 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 to qualified Idaho housing developers to acquire, construct, or rehabilitate affordable housing throughout the state of Idaho.

Qualified non-profit housing developers can receive a HOME loan to 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). 



2016 HOME RFP Guidance and Requirements


2015 Notice of CHDO Recertification and Operating Assistance Grant
2015 Single-Family Request For Proposal
2015 Single-Family RFP Requirements
2015 Spring Multifamily NOFA


2016 HOME Administrative Plan proposed changes.
Legal Notice


2015 HOME Administrative Plan
2015 HOME Multifamily Application Scoring Criteria


2014 HOME Administrative Plan


2013 HOME Administrative Plan


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


2011 HOME Administrative Plan