HOME-American Rescue Plan
The City of Killeen was granted $1,778,641 of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under section 3205 of the American Rescue Plan Act (P.L. 11702)(“ARP”), for the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) to provide homelessness assistance and supportive services. This program is known as the HOME-American Rescue Plan or “HOME-ARP.”
Funds are eligible for development and support of affordable housing, tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA), provision of supportive services, and development of non-congregate shelter units for Qualified Populations (QP’s) who are Homeless, At-Risk of Homelessness, Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, Other populations where supportive services or assistance would prevent homelessness or serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability, and Veterans and families that include a veteran family member who meet one of the previous criteria.
Prior to receiving the HOME-ARP allocation, the City of Killeen must develop, through consultations with local housing and service providers, housing developers, Continuums of Care, homeless and domestic violence service providers, veterans’ groups, public housing agencies (PHA’s), public agencies that address needs of the QP’s, and public or private organizations that address fair housing, civil rights, and needs of persons with disabilities, that serve the within the Killeen area and potential collaborations for administering the HOME-ARP funding. This will provide a basis and strategy for distributing HOME-ARP funds for eligible activities to best meet the needs of the QP’s in Killeen.
Home -ARP Planning Meeting Poll Results
HOME-ARP COMMUNITY SURVEY March 24, April 15, 2022
The Community Development Department invites your participation in development of the Killeen HOME-ARP Allocation Plan (“Plan”) to identify gaps in housing and support service needs of qualifying populations (QP’s) who are homeless, at-risk of becoming homeless, fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence, other populations that are at increased risk of homelessness due to housing instability, and who would benefit from services in prevention of situations of unstable housing.
The HOME-ARP Poll results will further guide the city, providing a basis to meeting community needs and in completing the Plan. The link below will take you to the poll which could take you 25 minutes to complete. We ask that you read carefully through the information for each question before answering. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HOMEARPPOLL
COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS SCHEDULED
The following dates are scheduled for the required consultation to receive information and begin to develop the Killeen HOME-ARP Plan. Each consultation session is expected to last approximately 45 minutes and is scheduled via ZOOM meetings.
March 14, 2022
12:00 - 12:45 PM -Public Housing Agency (HUD Voucher Administrators and/or Public Housing Agency) https://youtu.be/6lxAcmYbq2k
4:00 - 4:45 PM - Public Agencies providing services/addresses needs of Qualified Populations https://youtu.be/0UnpnlKdAps
March 15, 2022
12:00 - 12:45 PM - Housing developer or provider (property management, owner/landlord, builder, owner/investor, etc.) https://youtu.be/mm-8ZB-gYhY
3:00 - 3:45 PM - Public or Private organization addressing fair housing, civil rights, and needs of persons with disabilities https://youtu.be/sbjO91VNv_o
March 16, 2022
12:00 - 12:45 PM - Veterans' Groups or Veteran Services Providers https://youtu.be/LMCebgO8O0s
4:00 - 4:45 PM - Continuum of Care organization agency member/participant https://youtu.be/QFgeTOg_VFY
March 17, 2022
11:00 - 11:45 AM- Homeless or Domestic Violence Service Provider https://youtu.be/OrWHVf6M6cg
Additional opportunities for public participation and comment beyond these dates will be available soon.