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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Home Investment Partnership-American Rescue Plan grant public comment period open

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $893,274.00 in Home Investment Partnerships-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) to the City of Galveston.  These funds are to be used to help create affordable housing and supportive services for the qualifying populations:    QP1 – Homeless Persons; QP2 – At Risk of Homelessness; QP3 – Persons Fleeing Domestic Violence; QP4 – Other Vulnerable Populations.  

To receive the one-time HOME-ARP allocation, the City must develop and submit a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.  The Allocation Plan will include the following proposed HOME-ARP activities and budget.

HOME-ARP Grant Proposed Budget

Supportive Services



Acquisition Development of Non-Congregate Shelters



Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)



Development of Affordable Rental Housing 



Non-Profit Operating



Non-Profit Capacity Building



Administration and Planning



Total HOME-ARP Allocation




The public may comment on the draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and proposed budget during the 15-day comment period from Saturday, February 25, 2023 through March 13, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.  The draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan can be reviewed at:  The Grants & Housing Department, 2508 Ball Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550

Public comments may be submitted by email to:; by mail/writing City of Galveston, Grants & Housing Department, 2508 Ball Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550; by phone at: (409) 797-3820 or at the Public Hearing scheduled:   Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. located at:  Galveston City Hall, Council Chambers, 823 Rosenberg St., 2nd Floor Galveston, TX 77550 

Summaries of public comments and responses will be available in the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.  

In addition, the City will make adequate provisions to assist non-English speaking residents in interpreting program opportunities and provisions on a case-by-case basis, as well as provide auxiliary aides and services for individuals with disabilities.  Request for special accommodations please email or call Rebekah Anderson, Director of Grants & Housing or (409) 797-3820.  Request for accommodation must be made with a 48-hour advance notice.

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