Southwestern NC HOME Consortium

Southwestern North Carolina HOME Consortium is a group of governments coming together to receive Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds from HUD.

What is Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)?

Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is a federal grant program through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) providing grant funds on a reimbursable basis to provide decent affordable housing to low-income households, expand the capacity of non-profit housing providers, strengthen the ability of state and local governments to provide housing, and leverage private-sector participation.

HOME can be used for a wide range of activities including:

  • New construction
  • Rehabilitation
  • Down payment assistance
  • Rental assistance
  • Site improvements
  • Acquisition of property
  • Relocation costs
  • Project related soft costs
  • Activities of Community Development Housing Organizations (CHDOs)
  • Program administration, planning, capacity building (up to 15% of the budget)

How do these grants make a difference in our area?

The SW NC HOME Consortium serves Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Clay, and Graham counties. Haywood County is the lead entity for the consortium and Southwestern Commission administers the program. The Consortium receives funds annually and conducts an application cycle to award HOME funds based on the Consolidated Plan’s identified priorities.

SW NC HOME Consortium Contact:

LeNay Shular
Project Manager
[email protected]
828-586-1962 ext.218


The 2023 HOME application cycle will open on March 4, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on March 28, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

To apply, please see the application and scoring form below. Please submit application and all attachments via email to [email protected] or by mail to: 125 Bonnie Lane, Sylva, NC 28779.

HOME Scorecard

SW NC HOME Funding Application