HOME Program

HOME Program


The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) administered by MDA allocates funds to strengthen public/private partnerships and to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing*.


The HOME Program provides decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low and very low income families. Affordable housing through the HOME program is available through these programs:

Homebuyer Assistance
Homeowner Rehabilitation / Reconstruction
Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)


All federally funded projects must meet federal audit requirements. For more information please select audits PDF icon.

For more information, please select the category listed below:

Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)

HOME Program Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) funds must be invested in housing that is owned or developed by a non-profit organization certified as a CHDO. Includes new construction/substantial rehabilitation of multi-family rental units or development of single family housing providing homebuyer assistance to income eligible families.

Homebuyer Assistance

The Homebuyer Assistance Program provides down payment and closing cost assistance to credit worthy families that are purchasing a home.

Homeowner Rehabilitation / Reconstruction Grants

The Homeowner Rehabilitation / Reconstruction Program is a competitive grant program that is available to provide assistance to families that are making major repairs or reconstructing their home to bring it up to Southern Standard Building Codes.

Since HOME Program funds are limited, projects must compete for available funds. Rating criteria, amount of funding available, and application due dates are published annually.


Homeowner Pre Application Main PDF icon
Homeowner Rehabilitation Application Word icon
2013 HOME Rehabilitation Projects Funded
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Project Compliance Rental Housing Form Word icon   
2013 HOME Reconstruction Application Manual
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Certified Home Inspection Clearance Word icon
Certified Lead Based Paint Clearance Word icon  
Deed Restriction Effective 2014 Allocation
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Employment Verification Form Word icon
Funding Certification Form Word icon
Rehabilitation Standards Word icon

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing PDF icon
2013 HUD Income Limits PDF icon


2010 House Plans/Rehab Standards
HUD Environmental Forms
Federal Funded Projects Compliance Guidance and Forms 

*MDA's HOME Program does not allow assistance to be provided in the Entitlement areas, which includes the city of Jackson, the city of Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast Consortium which includes Biloxi, Gulfport and all the unincorporated areas of Harrison County.

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