Santee-Lynches is engaged on behalf of the region's HOME Consortium (the Sumter County Regional HOME Consortium) to manage a housing assistance program, utilizing planning assistance and funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Santee-Lynches developed and maintains a Consolidated Plan to receive funding allocations through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. HOME funding is designed to help participating jurisdictions implement local housing strategies designed to increase the supply of decent, affordable housing for low- and very low-income households. This is primarily accomplished through the construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income renters and homeowners.