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New to the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program? Experienced and want to deepen your knowledge of HOME requirements? This is the right training for you. Let’s get started!

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Module 1Module 1Module 1

Overview of the HOME Program

Module 1: Overview of the HOME Program

  • History and Goals
  • Allocation of Funds to PJs
  • Roles and Relationships
  • Policies and Procedures

Module 2Module 2Module 2

HOME Program Requirements

Module 2: HOME Program Requirements

  • Eligible and Ineligible Activities
  • Eligible Costs and Fees
  • Eligible Forms of Assistance
  • Subsidy Limits
  • Eligible Beneficiaries and Properties
  • Period of Affordability (POA)

Module 3Module 3Module 3

HOME Program Administration

Module 3: HOME Program Administration

  • Timelines and Deadlines
  • Commitments
  • Written Agreements
  • Risk Assessment and Monitoring
  • Recordkeeping
  • Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS)
  • Uniform Administrative Requirements
  • Program Income, Recaptured Funds, Repayments, and Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Proceeds

Module 4Module 4Module 4

Homeowner Rehab Programs

Module 4: Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs

  • Homeowner Rehabilitation Activities and Costs
  • Forms of Financial Assistance
  • Eligible Property Types
  • Maximum Property Value
  • Applicant and Ownership Interest in Property


Module 5Module 5Module 5

Homebuyer Programs

Module 5: Homebuyer Programs

  • Overview of Homebuyer Programs
  • Activities and Eligible Costs
  • Requirements Related to the HOME-Assisted Properties and HOME-Assisted Buyers
  • Written Policies
  • Underwriting/Subsidy Layering
  • Nine-Month Sales Deadline in HOME
  • Long-Term Affordability
  • Recapture Provisions and Requirements
  • Resale Provisions and Requirements

Module 6Module 6Module 6

Rental Housing Activities

Module 6: Rental Housing Activities

  • Project Selection and Eligible Activities
  • Costs and Cost Allocation
  • Investing HOME Funds
  • Underwriting/Subsidy Layering
  • Market Assessment
  • Developer Capacity Review
  • Project Review Steps
  • Rent Limits
  • Occupancy and Affordability
  • Property Standards

Module 7Module 7Module 7

Long-term Compliance

Module 7: Rental Housing – Long-term Compliance

  • Rent Limits
  • Income and Tenant Issues
  • Maintaining Unit Mix
  • Monitoring Rental Housing

Module 8Module 8Module 8

Module 8: CHDOs

  • Overview of the CHDO Set-Aside Requirement
  • Eligible Uses of HOME Funds by CHDOs
  • CHDO Set-Aside Roles
  • Qualifying as a CHDO
  • Special Assistance to CHDOs

Module 9Module 9

Module 9: TBRA

  • Program Administration
  • Types of TBRA
  • Ongoing Responsibilities

Module 10Module 10

HOME Match

Module 10: HOME Match

  • Overview of Match Requirements
  • Eligible Sources of Match
  • Guidance to Help PJs Meet the Match Obligation

Module 11Module 11

Reporting and IDIS

Module 11: Reporting and IDIS

  • Reporting
  • IDIS Reports as a Management Tool

Module 12Module 12

Other Federal Requirements

Module 12: Other Federal Requirements

  • Nondiscrimination and Equal Access
  • Employment and Contracting
  • Environmental Review Requirements
  • Lead-Based Paint Requirements
  • Acquisition, Relocation, and Section 104(d)