Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
If you are seeking assistance, please visit our rental assistance page. The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program is closed in most areas, but the Rental Assistance Program still provides help with rent and/or utilities.
Funds were distributed using a formula allocation based on the level of need and housing cost. The level of need was assessed using the number of persons per county living below the federal poverty level,and the current number of unemployed persons per county who would otherwise be in the workforce. The housing cost was assessed using HUD’s 2009 Fair Market Rent. A detailed presentation on the allocation methodology is attached.
This program is currently closing out.
Funds were used for the following activities:
- Financial Assistance, including:
- Short term rental assistance – up to 3 months
- Medium term rental assistance – 4 to 18 months
- Security and utility deposit
- Utility payments – up to 18 month
- Rent or Utility Arrears – up to 6 month
- Moving cost assistance
- Motel/hotel vouchers – Up to 30 days
- Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services, including:
- Case management, pertaining to housing
- Outreach and engagement
- Housing search and placement
- Legal services
- Credit Repair
- Data Collection and Evaluation, utilizing HMIS
- Administrative Costs, including pre-award costs