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HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
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. It is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

The program was designed to reinforce several important values and principles of community development:

  • HOME's flexibility empowers people and communities to design and implement strategies tailored to their own needs and priorities.
  • HOME's emphasis on consolidated planning expands and strengthens partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector in the development of affordable housing.
  • HOME's technical assistance activities and set-aside for qualified community-based nonprofit housing groups builds the capacity of these partners.
  • HOME's requirement that Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) match 25 cents of every dollar in program funds mobilizes community resources in support of affordable housing.

The City of San José currently dedicates HOME funds for the development of new affordable housing projects, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA), and acquisition and rehabilitation of single-family homes (in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity).

Please refer to the HUD Exchange  Website for eligible activities and other program areas under HOME.

Low-income Affordable Rental Housing Developments
HOME funds are used for the development of large-scale, low-income rental housing projects. Below is a list of low-income housing projects that have benefited from the use of HOME funds in their development. Please see the List of Affordable Housing Developments for a complete list of all affordable projects in the City of San José.

Development Name   Address Zip Code  HOME Funds   Year Funded
 Donner Lofts (UC)  SE corner of N.4th and E. St. John Streets  95113  $5,500,000  2013 
 Japantown Senior Apartments (UC)  675 N. 6th Street  95112  $4,956,481  2013
 Archer Studies  98 Archer Street  95112  $1,800,000  2009
 Bill Wilson Center  3661 Peacock Ct.  95051  $1,917,445   2008
 Canoas Terrace  420 Sands Drive  95125  $2,525,000  1996
 Curtner Studios  701 Curtner Avenue  95125  $4,547,417  2007
 Edenvale Special Needs  5340 Monterey Road  95111  $1,275,000  2003
 Homesafe      $2,250,000  2001
 Kings Crossing  686 North King Road  95133  $5,250,700  2006
 Markham Plaza I  2000 Monterey Road  95112  $2,751,219  
 Markham Plaza II  2010 Monterey Road  95112  $2,559,289  
 North Fourth Street Apartments  1460 North 4th Street  95112  $3,000,000  2010
 Plaza del Sol  1380 Blossom Hill Road  95118  $2,000,000  1995
 Timberwood Apartments  3903 Seven Trees Blvd  95111 $809,855   1994
 Tully Gardens SRO (Phase 1)  2030 Monterey Road  95112  $2,559,294  2001
 Tully Gardens SRO (Phase 2)  2150 Monterey Road  95112  $2,559,289   2003
 Verandas  1868 North Capital Avenue 95132  $2,925,000  1996
 Willow Glen Senior Apartments  465 Willow Glen Way  95112  $6,759,000 2000 
(UC) – Under Construction    

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program

HOME permits Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) to create flexible programs that provide assistance to individual households to help them afford the housing costs of market-rate units. TBRA programs differ from other types of HOME rental housing activities in three ways:

  • TBRA helps individual households, rather than subsidizing particular rental projects.
  • TBRA assistance moves with the tenant – if the household no longer wishes to rent a particular unit, the household may take its TBRA and move to another rental property.
  • The level of TBRA subsidy varies – the level of subsidy is based upon the income of the household, the particular unit the household selects, and the PJ’s Rent Standard.

The City’s TBRA program assists targeted homeless households specified in the City’s Annual Action Plan. The City also works collaboratively with several agencies which provide case management services for the program’s participants. Clients pay 30% of their income (or a $20/month minimum; whichever is more) towards their total housing costs, and TBRA subsidizes the rest. It is a two year program which can be extended should funds be made available. For more information on Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, see 24 CFR 92.209.

Homebuyer Program
The City has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to assist in acquiring and rehabilitating single-family homes for low-income homebuyers. Up to six families will be assisted through this homebuyer program.

For more information please call Eric Calleja at (408) 975-2650 or send him an email at .