HOMEfires - Vol. 4 No. 3, July 2002
Q: How should a Participating Jurisdiction (PJ) determine which amenities are suitable to include in HOME assisted projects?
A: Participating Jurisdictions should consider which amenities are provided in similar unassisted housing for low-income families in the market area when making determinations about the amenities to be included in HOME-assisted projects.
While HOME projects should be attractive and desirable places to live, HOME funds are not intended to support luxury housing. HOME-assisted projects must be modest in design and provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for low-income families. All HOME-assisted units must meet local codes and standards to ensure that they are safe and sanitary. In the absence of local codes, housing should conform to the model codes identified in the program rule at 24 CFR 92.251(http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.251.htm).
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