The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will soon announce $131 million in HOME-American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing funding for housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelters. HCD needs your input! Please take the survey and attend a focus group!

HCD invites you to share your thoughts by taking a survey. The survey is designed to gather information from stakeholders and community members about homelessness needs in your community and HOME-ARP eligible projects being planned. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will be available until March 28, 2022.

Take HOME-ARP Community Survey

HCD will also be holding three virtual focus groups to gather the following information:

  • Identify unmet needs and gaps in housing or service delivery systems
  • Determine the HOME-ARP eligible activities HCD should undertake
  • What HCD should consider in the HOME-ARP program design and implementation

Focus Group A

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 – Register now

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Target Audience:

  • Community Members, Continuums of Care
  • Homeless Service Providers
  • Victim Service Providers

Focus Group B

Wednesday, March 16, 2022Register now

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Target Audience: 

  • Community Members
  • Public Housing Authorities
  • Fair Housing Advocates
  • Civil Rights Organizations
  • Disability Rights Organizations and state/local/private serving the needs of people experiencing homelessness

Focus Group C

Thursday, March 17, 2022Register now

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Target Audience:

  • Community Members
  • Multi-Family Housing Developers
  • Non-Congregate Shelter Developers
  • Local Public Entities
  • Tribal Partners

Questions? Email For more information, please visit our webpage at HOME American Rescue Plan Program webpage.

March 16th
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Online Meeting