HOME Investment Partnership Program


The U.S. Housing and Urban Development allocated $379,833 for the 2017 HOME Program in Barnstable County.


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The HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) is a Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. HOME funds a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or home ownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people.

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Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: HOME Investment Partnership Program, June 2017

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home-funded-developments-per-town-mapThe Barnstable County HOME Consortium [BCHC] is comprised of 15 communities on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  The 15 communities are Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet and Yarmouth.  The BCHC was formed to be a Participating Jurisdiction to receive and disburse HOME funds. In 2015, Barnstable County designated the Department of Human Services to act as the program’s lead agent, responsible to HUD for all administrative functions related to the operation of the BCHC.

As established by County ordinance in 1992, the HOME Consortium Advisory Council consists of seventeen members: one representative from each town and two at-large members.

HOME Consortium Members 8-2016 
HOME Council Member Duties 2014

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The Barnstable County Home Consortium Advisory Council was established in 1992 in Ordinance 92-3 to advise and make recommendations to the Barnstable County Commissioners regarding the administration and funding of activities to be undertaken by the BCHC. HOME 1992 County Ordinance Adv. Council.

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Calendar-Icon Calendar

Visit Department of Human Services’ Calendar
for HOME meetings, public hearings and their related documents

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HOME Minutes 12-15-2016
HOME Minutes 8-18-2016 
HOME Minutes 6-16-2016
HOME Minutes 3-10-2016

HOME Minutes 2-18-2016 
HOME Minutes 9-17-2015

HOME Minutes 6-18-2015
HOME Minutes 6-12-2015
HOME Minutes 3-19-2015
HOME Minutes 2-19-2015
HOME Minutes 10-16-2014

For meeting minutes from previous years, email humanservices@barnstablecounty.org.

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HOME 2016 Annual Plan (May 2016)
HOME Final Consolidated Plan 2014-2019 
HOME Sites Per Town – January 2016

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Publications and Data

Barnstable County Department of Human Services provides critical documents, resources, and related links relating to substance use. For a repository of synthesized local data in original in-house publications and reports, visit the HOME Publications and Data web page.

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For more information on the HOME Investment Partnership Program, contact Michelle Springer, Program Manager, Department of Human Services.

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