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HOME Program

To all Non Profits, Governmental Bodies, Interested Parties and the Public in Wayne County:

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals

Affordable Housing Construction, Acquisition and Rehabilitation

Homebuyer Programs

Tenant-based Rental Assistance Programs

Wayne County Community Development Program has released a HOME Investment Partnerships Program Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals for affordable housing construction, acquisition and rehabilitation, homebuyer programs, and tenant-based rental assistance programs. The Request for Proposal applications will be available from January 24, 2022 to February 28, 2022 and can be accessed at Wayne County HOME RFP. Applicants should follow the instructions. No applicant conference will be held but interested parties can contact Community Development Program staff for a technical assistance appointment by email or phone. All applications should be submitted to the Wayne County Community Development Program Office located at the Guardian Building, 500 Griswold Street, 28th Floor, Detroit, Michigan 48226, during the open RFP time period. For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the staff at 313.224.6046 or tcarroll@wayencounty.com for assistance.

Wayne County

HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM - AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 has provided $10,288,375.00 to the Charter County of Wayne to provide housing, services, and shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations (a complete list of eligible activities can be found at Notice CPD-21-10, Requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program - Final HOME-ARP Implementation Notice_ (hud.gov)). Notice is hereby given that the County of Wayne has completed a draft Allocation Plan for these funds. Prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a draft of the Allocation Plan is available for public review and comment for a 15-day period from November 2, 2021 through November 16, 2021. The draft Allocation Plan can be found on the County's Website http://www.waynecounty.com/hhs/indexhtm. The information will also be available for review and comment at the Wayne County Economic Development Office of Wayne County, located at 500 Griswold, 28th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

A public hearing regarding the possible use of these funds will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84119392960. All public comments received during this period will be considered in the selection of activities to be funded with HOME - ARP funding.

Persons with disabilities who require auxiliary aids or services in using public facilities, or persons who require translation services should contact the County of Wayne by writing or calling the following:

CONTACT INFORMATION - NAME: Terry Carroll, TITLE: Program Administrator, ADDRESS: 500 Griswold, Detroit, Michigan 48226, TELEPHONE NUMBER: 313-224-6046

Posted: October 29, 2021 - Wayne County Website

Community Development HOME-ARP Zoom Public Hearing
November 11, 2021 - 10:00 am Eastern Time

Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 841 1939 2960


Notice of Correction to the 2020 Annual Action Plan

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2021 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
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Wayne County receives an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME Program). The Department of Economic Development utilizes these funds to offer several programs to expand the long-term supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing throughout Wayne County. The HOME Program allows the County to support the development of for-sale and rental housing developments that are made available to low and very-low-income households. Projects may involve new construction, rehabilitation, or homebuyer assistance for existing homes. Wayne County partners with non-profit organizations to implement HOME projects. Projects located in the 37 HOME participating communities listed below are eligible for assistance.

Caper Public Notice 2016

Participating Eligible Communities

Allen Park, Belleville, Brownstown Township, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Garden City, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Gross Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Huron Township, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Melvindale, Northville, Northville Township, Plymouth, Plymouth Township, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Sumpter Township, Taylor, Trenton, Van Buren Township, Wayne, Woodhaven and Wyandotte.

First Time Home Buyers Program

Wayne County offers first time homebuyers down payment and closing cost assistance when purchasing a home in any of the 37 participating communities. The assistance comes in the form of an interest-free deferred loan that is due upon the sale of the property by the loan recipient. For an existing property, the loan amount is $5,000. For a newly constructed home, the loan amount is $10,000.

Each homebuyer must complete a home ownership counseling program in order to be eligible for assistance. Currently Wayne County has a contract with the National Faith Homebuyers Program to provide a series of classes in credit, buying a home, qualifying for a mortgage, home maintenance, and other related topics. Each potential homeowner earns a certificate of completion after a series of classes. First time homebuyers are defined as a purchaser who has not owned a home within the last three years. Interested person should contact National Faith Community Homebuyers at (313) 255-9500 to enroll in the program.

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Rental Housing Development Program

Wayne County can provide gap financing for the development of newly constructed or rehabilitated rental projects serving very-low income households and special needs groups such as: seniors, homeless, or the disabled throughout the 37 participating communities. Typically these are projects that primarily supported through subsidies from either HUD Section 202, 811 or Supportive Housing Programs; Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority; or other similar funding agencies. HOME Funds can be used to fill a gap in financing of up to $500,000. All projects are required to achieve an Energy Star certification.Developers interested in participating in the program are required to complete a HOME Program Application. Applicants must have site control in order to be considered for funding. The County's contribution may be in the form of a loan or a grant to the project, however it will be secured through a second mortgage to guarantee that the units remain affordable to very-low income households throughout the HUD required affordability period.Organizations interested in participating in the program are encouraged to consult with the Housing Division in advance of completing the HOME Intake Application.