Overview

To address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services, Congress appropriated American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to be administered through the HOME Program to perform four possible eligible activities: 

HOME-ARP funds must be used for individuals or families from the qualifying populations:

  • Homeless
  • At-risk of homelessness
  • Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  • Other populations where providing assistance would prevent the family’s homelessness or would Serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability
  • Veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet one of the preceding criteria.
To receive HOME-ARP funds, Washington County is required to prepare an allocation plan, which involves engaging in consultation to identify unmet needs and gaps in housing or service delivery systems, while identifying eligible activities currently taking place or being planned for in Washington County.

Eligible Activities for Qualifying Populations:

  • Acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units
  • Development and support of affordable housing
  • Provision of supportive services
  • Tenant-based rental assistance
After early conversations in Washington County, it was determined there are less stringent funds available for rental assistance and supportive services. To prevent duplication of benefits, Washington County will focus on the construction of new non-congregate shelter and rental housing and the support of existing non-congregate shelter and rental housing. This survey focuses on those activities.  

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* 1. Which type of organization(s) below best describes the group with which you are affiliated? (select as many choices as needed)

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* 2. Rate the following activities in order of need with 1 being greatest need and 4 being least needed

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* 3. Would you support a non-congregate shelter project?

A non-congregate shelter is one or more buildings that provide private units or rooms as temporary shelter to individuals and families and does not require occupants to sign a lease or occupancy agreement.

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* 4. Would you support a permanent supportive housing project?

Permanent supportive housing is affordable rental housing that includes services that support residents in improving their quality of life. It is often for people who are experiencing homelessness and have difficulties getting and keeping housing.

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* 5. Is there a need for more housing for persons fleeing or attempting to flee from domestic violence?

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* 6. In your opinion, how difficult is it to get into a shelter?

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* 7. Rate the following qualifying populations in order of need with 1 being greatest need and 6 being the least needed

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* 8. What are the unmet needs of these populations?

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* 9. What needs or gaps do you see in non-congregate shelter or permanent supportive housing?

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* 10. What gaps are there in service delivery systems for these populations?

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* 11. Addtional Comments

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* 12. Contact information

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