HOME Investment Partnership Program
HOME was created under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990.  The City’s HOME program is designed to promote partnerships among HUD and other federal entities, City/local governments, and those in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors who build, own, manage, finance, and support low income housing initiatives.  HOME provides the flexibility needed to fund a wide range of low income housing initiatives through creative and unique housing partnerships.  As the designated administrator of the City’s HOME program, the city has specifically designed the HOME Program to meet the needs of low to moderate income south Carolinians to be in accordance with the HOME regulations 24 CFR Part 92.
As the Participation Jurisdiction (PJ) the City will continue to ensure that HOME funds are distributed in a manner that is reasonably equitable within the city limits.  The 2017 Action Plan reflects the priorities of the city as set forth in the City’s current consolidated plan.  Our mission is to create quality affordable housing opportunities for the citizens of Columbia.  More specifically, our goal is to promote partnerships with various banking institutions, nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and the Public Housing Authority (PHA).  Our purpose is to work with these partners to increase awareness of the HOME Program while increasing housing quality and capacity citywide.