The HOME program is a HUD housing grant program that is locally designed to increase the supply of decent, safe, affordable and sanitary housing for very-low and low-income families. The HOME Program works to provide loans and grants to local jurisdictions that can be used to help implement locally designed housing programs. This typically involves the creation of partnerships between government and nonprofit organizations to implement home ownership and rental housing projects.
HUD provides HOME funds to the State, who in turn, distributes the funds to the neighbor island counties. The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency administers the HOME program locally according to HUD regulations (24 CFR 92). The objective of the program is to increase housing opportunities for very-low and low-income families with primary attention to home ownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers, self-help home ownership projects, rehabilitation of rental housing, and transitional housing for special needs groups. A schedule of events and fact sheet are updated periodically.