Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

​​​​​The federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) was created to help produce housing opportunities for households that earn not more than 80% of County Median Income (CMI).  The Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) is providing HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) funds through local governments, housing authorities and non-profit organizations to provide HOME rental assistance, in association with support services coordinated by the participating agency, to help homeless persons and to prevent homelessness.

The Department of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) HOME funds are not available in entitlement areas that receive HUD HOME funds directly.  These entitlement areas include the cities of Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha, La​​ ​Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee and Racine and entitlement counties include the Waukesha/Jefferson/Washington/Ozaukee County consortia, Milwaukee and Rock.

Because the TBRA Program allows local flexibility in many program design areas, DEHCR will allow individual grantees to develop community-specific programs.  Programs must comply with all HOME regulations such as tenant occupancy and income requirements, unit and rent standards and administrative performance.  The participating agency is subject to performance indicators, such as program participation levels, affirmative outreach efforts and availability of suitable housing.  As with all HUD HOME programs, the TBRA program also requires a 25% match.  Eligible match cannot include tenant rent or be provided from a federal source.

2022 - 2024 Application 

2022-2024 TBRA Competitive Application

2022-2024 TBRA Competitive Application ​​​Instructions 

TBRA Webinar


TBRA Contract Administrators Identification
TBRA Match Tracking Form 
TBRA Set-up Form
Section 3 Summary Report HUD Form 60002
TBRA Program​ Manual
H​OME Chapter 7-TBRA
TBRA Required Forms Checklist

2021-2023 TBRA Map

2019 TBRA Program Changes​


​TBRA Program Manual Update Meeting - February 2022