Monitoring enables HOME Program participating jurisdictions (PJs) to assess HOME Program performance and ensure that all HOME funds are spent in accordance with the laws and regulations governing the HOME Program. At a minimum, active and ongoing monitoring is critical to ensuring compliance by a PJ-whether the PJ is implementing its HOME-funded activities with its own staff exclusively or utilizing outside subrecipients, state recipients, developers, and/or contractors to do so. Optimally, effective monitoring can guide and inform a PJ's use of resources to maximize affordable housing options and address local housing needs.
This module of the HOME Front is designed to PJs in developing effective monitoring systems and includes tools in the form of checklists for use in implementing monitoring activities.
Who Will Benefit from the HOME Check-up?
In addition to monitoring and program staff of HOME PJs, HOME Program partners, including Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), subrecipients, state recipients, developers, sponsors, and contractors will also find this module useful. Public officials and citizens may also use this module to help understand how their communities use public resources to increase the supply of affordable housing.
The HOME Check-up primarily addresses PJ oversight responsibilities toward the external organizations entrusted with HOME funds: CHDOs, subrecipients, and contractors. These entities are typically the subjects of a PJ's monitoring efforts, and ensuring their compliance and performance is critical to program success.
In addition, the module addresses the need to evaluate a PJ's internal policies, programs, and results. It is just as important for PJ staff to monitor their own activities to determine whether the community itself is administering an effective and efficient program.