This document discusses the issue of not being able to set a homepage in the Customizer and how to fix it.
Periodically, users will attempt to set a homepage in the Customizer and the option to change the Homepage Settings will not exist.
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The reason for this is because the Homepage Settings option will only show up when at least one page has been published. If pages have only been saved to Draft or no pages have been created yet, this option will not appear.
To get the Homepage Settings option to appear in the Customizer, create and/or publish the page that you wish to set as your homepage. Then, this option should appear for you.