The Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Program is a federal block grant program directed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is designed to create affordable housing for low-income households. The Montana Department of Commerce (MDOC) is responsible for the administration of HOME within the state of Montana. MDOC provides HOME funds to units of local government (counties and incorporated cities and towns) throughout the state. An individual may not apply directly to the state HOME Program.
The purposes of the HOME Program include expanding the supply of affordable housing for low- and very low-income persons; improving the means of state and local governments to implement strategies to achieve adequate supplies of decent, affordable housing; and providing both financial and technical assistance to participants to develop model programs for affordable, low-income housing.