HOME American Rescue Plan (ARP)




As the lead agency for the Gastonia-Gaston Home Consortium, the City of Gastonia  was awarded $2.8 million dollars as part of the HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP).  The grant is from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and  may be used to assist citizens with housing and housing-related services. In order to receive the funds,  an allocation plan must be developed and include feedback from citizens and the community. 

Who is eligible to receive grant assistance?

  • Homeless Individuals and Families
  • Individuals of families at-risk of losing housing
  • Domestic Violence Victims 
  • Military Veterans
  • Persons with very low incomes who are most likely to have unstable housing conditions

How can grant funds be used?

  • Build or repair Affordable Housing
  • Provide Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Vouchers
  • Provide Homeless Prevention and Housing Counseling Services  
  • Create shelter space  or Non-Congregate Shelter (NCS) where each individual or household has living space that offers some level of privacy. (examples:  hotels or dormitories).

            Note: The Non-Congregate Shelter (NCS) type will not replace the current emergency shelter.

  What else can the grant be used for?

  • Pay staff to manage the program
  • Training and Development for non-profit organizations

What has taken place so far (timeline)?

  • January 1 - 20, 2023: Community Survey.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 -10:00 am - 11:30 am: Non-Profit Organizations, Fair Housing Agencies, Other Community Groups

              PRESENTATION SLIDES: Agency Input Session 2023 02 07-10am 

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 – 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Local government municipalities 

              PRESENTATION SLIDES: Gaston County Municipalities Input Session 2023 02 07-1pm

  • February 9, 2023: Deadline to receive all comments for the draft plan.
  • February 10 – 21, 2023: City staff will use comments received along with statistical data to prepare a draft plan.
  • February 23, 2023, 6pm: Conduct an in-person Community Meeting to present the draft plan and obtain final comments

                 Location: City of Gastonia Adult Recreation Center                                        
                 Address: 519 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052

  • February 22, 2023 – March 10, 2023: Public Comment Period-The draft plan will be available for citizen comments for a 15-day period.
  • March 9, 2023, 12 - 2pm : Virtual Public Hearing
  • March 10, 2023: Written comments due by 5 pm
  • March 21, 2023: Submit to Gastonia City Council for approval
  • March 24, 2023: Submit document to HUD for review and approval
  • April 18, 2023: HUD approved allocation plan

 For additional details on housing or homeless assistance please visit the HUD website.


Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


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