Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

house fundWhat is it?

HOME is provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide decent, affordable housing for low income individuals.

Our Successes with this program:

In conjunction with the Community Development Block Grant, we were able to accomplish the following for the families of Aurora:

  • Provided 331 Aurora residents with job training and skill development services to cope with a challenging economy.
  • Funded urgent upgrades to 63 housing units ensuring that Aurora's housing stock is decent and safe.
  • Assisted 139 Aurora households with foreclosure prevention services so that residents with financial problems could keep their homes.
  • Assisted 733 Aurora residents (including children and veterans) to avoid homelessness by providing shelter, counseling, training, legal aid and food support.

The HOME Investment Partnership Act receives approximately $450,000 annually from Federal money, which has been declining at the rate of 3-5%. The Community Development Block Grant receives approximately $1.3 million annually. Through this funding we were able to assist over 2,000 residents in 2012!

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