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HOME Investments Partnership


The HOME program was created under Title 11 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 with implementing regulations at 24 CFR Part 92.  The HOME Program is specifically designed to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing with the primary focus on housing for low, very low, and extremely low-income families.  The HOME program requires that at least 15% of the annual HOME allocation is set-aside for community housing development organizations (CHDO). A CHDO is defined as an independent nonprofit organization whose purpose includes providing affordable housing in a specified area or region.  The definition includes a range of specific criteria an organization must meet to be designated as a CHDO.   

photo of houseMobile County currently uses HOME funds for:

Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program for First-time Homebuyers

Financing for the Development of Affordable Single-Family homes for Homeownership

Financing for the Development of Rental Housing

Guidelines for each of these programs and the CHDO requirements can be found under Regulations & Guidelines below. The DPA program is an on-going program with funds available on a first-come, first-served basis annually.  Applications for the development of affordable single-family homes for homeownership are accepted pursuant to a current request (see the link to Request for Proposals/Applications). Similarly, applications for the development of rental projects are accepted pursuant to a current request (see the link to Request for Proposals/Applications). Interested parties are advised to contact the Grants Department with any questions.

Mobile County Assisted HOME rental properties

photo of front lawn of houseCurrent List 

Regulations & Guidelines

HOME Regulations

Mobile County CHDO Guidelines (Sep 2019)

Mobile County CHDO Application 

Mobile County Single-Family Housing Development Program Guidelines (Oct 2014)

Mobile County Rental Housing Program Guidelines (Aug 2018)

Down Payment Assistance Program Guidelines (May 2024)

Down Payment Assistance Brochure

Rent, Subsidy, Income and Homeownership Limits

HOME Rents

HOME Homeownership Value Limits

HOME Maximum Per- Unit Subsidy Limits

Income Limits

Utility Allowance

HUD Utility Services Model (HUSM)

Utility Allowances