HOME Program

Application Process


HOME Homebuyer Assistance Grants

The HOME Homebuyer Assistance Application Guidelines consist of guidance and specific questions requiring narrative responses and supporting documentation. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and funds and awards are based on available funding. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified once the funding decision is made. All applicants will have the opportunity to meet with HOME staff and discuss their application’s success and opportunities for improvement. These meetings are intended to help successful applicants identify areas of improvement for future HOME applications and unsuccessful applicants prepare for resubmission. 

Successful applicants will be awarded an amount of HOME funds commensurate with demonstrated need and availability of funds.

HOME Development Grants

The HOME Development Application Guidelines consist of ranking criteria with specific questions requiring narrative responses and identify required supporting documentation. In order to avoid unnecessary duplication, the applicant can reference other pertinent portions of the application or appendices in the narrative responses to the criteria. However, the applicant should not reference another portion of the application, such as the PAR, without including a narrative statement that provides at least a summary of what is being referenced.

Each application will be evaluated according to each ranking criteria and will receive points depending upon its overall response to each criterion, relative to local capacity and resources. Failure to respond to a criterion or to comply with a pertinent and important application requirement may result in no points being awarded for that criterion. For ease of reference, any documentation or exhibits related to the applicant's response to a HOME ranking criterion should be placed in the application immediately following the applicant's narrative response to that criterion.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and funds and awards are based on available funding. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified once the funding decision is made. All applicants will have the opportunity to meet with HOME staff and discuss their application’s success and opportunities for improvement. These meetings are intended to help successful applicants identify areas of improvement for future HOME applications and unsuccessful applicants prepare for resubmission. 

Successful applicants will be awarded an amount of HOME funds commensurate with the demonstrated need, HUD’s subsidy limits, and available funding.


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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