Homey is a term meaning friend or person, that people call each other. Specifically in the “Fast and the Furious” movie franchise. I’m convinced that a middle aged suburban wife misspelled HONEY in a text and spelled HOMeY. The text said “See you at dinner HOMEY”. Her husband thought she was progressive and went with it.
How the Latino’s got ahold of the word, the origin is still unfound. But I’mm 99% sure they’re responsible for changing the spelling to HOMIE.