HOME Investment Partnership Program


 Barnstable County Contracts for Development of Five-Year Consolidated Plan  

Barnstable County has contracted with the Barrett Planning Group LLC for the development of the Barnstable County HOME Consortium’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.  The consolidated planning process serves as a framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from federal block grant programs.  The Consolidated Plan is updated every five years.  The Barrett Planning Group will provide overall project management for creating and producing:

  • Citizen Participation Plan to engage the community
  • Needs Assessment and Market Analysis and Strategic Plan
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan and accompanying Annual Action Plan.

The consulting services will be funded from the HUD HOME Investment Partnership program and Barnstable County.

The Barrett Planning Group is located in Plymouth, MA and specializes in Affordable and Fair Housing Policy, Community Development, Public Participation, and Strategic Planning.  The project is expected to extend through the next ten months with public engagement events anticipated to begin in early fall.

Information will be made available on this website as it becomes available so stay tuned.

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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 homeownership 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 Advisory Council Member List March 2019

HOME Council Member Duties 2019

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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 Advisory Council.

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Meetings & Minutes

Calendar-Icon Calendar

Visit the Department of Human Services’ Calendar for HOME meetings, public hearings, and their related documents or access below:

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

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Barnstable County HOME Consortium Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2019
HOME Final Consolidated Plan 2015-2019 
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, call Renie Hamman, Program Manager at the Department of Human Services at 508-375-6622 or email renie.hamman@barnstablecounty.org.

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Results of 2019 Annual Point in Time Homeless Count Released

For More Information: Martha Taylor, HMIS Program Manager 508-375-6625 martha.taylor@barnstablecounty.org Results of 2019 Annual Point in Time Homeless Count Released May 9, 2019 (Barnstable, MA) – The Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness has released its...

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