Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP)
In February 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) which appropriated $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. The authorizing legislation subsequently created the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing program (HPRP). Jurisdictions that already were entitlement communities receiving Emergency Shelter Grant funding would receive an allocation or HPRP funding.
The HPRP allocation was based on a formula for the current Emergency Shelter Grant program. But where the ESG program is mainly focused on shelter and prevention services, the HPRP is focused on financial assistance and services that can quickly re-house people who are homeless or prevent people from falling into homelessness. Like the Emergency Shelter Grant, the HPRP will be administered by the County's Office of Community Development (OCD).
For more information on program development, please click on the links below.