Home Investments Partnership Program (HOME)

Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301-C
Harrisburg, PA  17110
(717)780-6250 Phone
(717)780-6258 Fax

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula grants to states and localities that communities use - often in partnership with local nonprofit groups - to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

HOME funds are awarded annually as formula grants to participating jurisdictions (PJs). The program's flexibility allows States and local governments to use HOME funds for grants, direct loans, loan guarantees or other forms of credit enhancements, or rental assistance or security deposits.

Assessment of Fair Housing
2016 Assessment of Fair Housing Plan

Home Rehab
Through funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dauphin County is able to offer a Countywide housing rehabilitation for repairs to low income homeowners that meet the qualification criteria in Dauphin County (excluding Harrisburg City).

Home Rehab  Application


Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board/First Time Home Buyers Program (FTHB)
Dauphin County offers down payment assistance for first time home buyers that meet qualification criteria in Dauphin County. The program is overseen by the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board. For assistance with the FTHB program, please contact Terry Haines at 780-6255 or thaines50@gmail.com.

First Time Homebuyer's Application
First Time Homebuyer's Informational Brochure

Agendas & Minutes

HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)
HOME-ARP provides the County $2,348,835 supplemental HOME resources targeted to four Qualifying Populations:  homeless; at risk of homelessness; individuals fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking; other populations at risk for housing instability.  Based on stakeholder consultations and data analysis, rental housing that is affordable and accessible to individuals and households at
0-30% AMI is the priority  need.  The inventory of deeply subsidized housing for Qualifying Populations is inadequate due to low vacancy rates and escalating rental costs. Coupled with this is a need for rental assistance and supportive services (including case management, legal services and homeless prevention services) to assist the homeless identify and access housing and become stably housed, as well as to prevent homelessness among households who are at greatest risk.  

HOME ARP Allocation Plan ( click here)
Notice of Public Hearing Scheduled for December 5, 2022 (click here)