HOME Consortium

The Waccamaw HOME Consortium is a regional entity established for the purpose of receiving HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding.  The HOME Program was created by Congress in 1990 and is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Council’s three counties and their municipalities formed a Consortium to receive HOME funds directly on behalf of the region. Waccamaw Regional administers these funds on behalf of the Consortium and offers low interest loans and grants to non-profit and for-profit developers for the creation of affordable housing.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Public Notices

The 2017 Annual Action Plan identifies programs and details funding to address regional housing needs.  Once approved by HUD, the 2017 Annual Action Plan becomes a part of the Consortium’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan.

Public notice – On June 14, 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released total funding allocation for the Waccamaw HOME Consortium in the amount of $824,139. The 2017 Annual Action Plan assumed approximately $847,270 in total funding allocation.  Please note, Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) project funding is reduced from $53,043 to $29,912 to reflect the final allocation amount.  Applicable project and funding information can be found (pg.10, pg.11, pg.12, pg.13 and pg.14) in the 2017 Action Plan.

Public Hearing for Comments on the 2017 Annual Action Plan scheduled for Thursday, June 29th 5:30PM-6:30PM at WRCOG office (1230 Highmarket Street).

2017 Substantial Amendment to the 2015 Annual Action Plan.

Funding

The Council’s Citizen Participation Plan (PDF) outlines the process for allocating and notifying the public. Yearly a NOTICE of FUNDING AVAILABILITY is published which notifies the public of the application proposal process and forms.  Once funding proposals are received, they are reviewed by a committee of housing professionals who make funding recommendations which are approved by the Council’s board.

2017 Notice of Funding Availability

Planning

5-Year Consolidated Plan is required by HUD to receive HOME funds.  The plan is a culmination of community-identified needs, economic and housing data and an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. This information is used to develop a plan to address specific housing needs.

The 2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report identifies projects/activities for which Federal HOME funds were expended during program year 2015.

The Waccamaw Regional Housing Needs Assessment provides an examination of the state of housing throughout the region and priorities for improvement.

 
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