The HOME Program is authorized under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act (NAHA), published and approved November 28, 1990. In general, under the HOME Program, HUD allocates funds by formula, among eligible State and local governments to strengthen public-private partnerships and to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing, for low and moderate income families.
In 2000, Butler County and the City of Middletown became a Consortium for the purpose of receiving HOME funds. Since that time, both the City of Middletown and Butler County have implemented various programs, including New Construction, Single Family Rehabilitation, and have worked with various agencies including Habitat for Humanity and Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton. The Consortium receives between $800,000 to $1 million in HOME allocations annually and splits the funding between the two participants of the Consortium to meet the housing needs of the low and moderate income families which reside within its boundaries.
To find out more information on the programs administered within the HOME Program, please click on Programs.