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Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP)

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Federal funding under Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which provides financial assistance and services to either prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized.


Financial assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services, data collection and evaluation, and administrative costs


County Housing Partnership - Formula - funding is set by formula based on a base grant amount, 2007 homeless population count, number of working-age unemployed persons, and the number of persons receiving food stamps.

Competitive Program - $50,000 minimum, $200,000 maximum, must be used for activities that address the homelessness needs of unserved or underserved populations or effective pilot initiatives. All competitive projects must demonstrate strong outcome measures.


Applicants - County Housing Partnership – Formula – 67 County Governments Competitive Programs – General purpose units of local government; including cities, boroughs, townships, towns, home rule municipalities, and communities that desire to apply “on behalf of” nonprofit organizations.


1. Households assisted with HPRP funds must be at or below 50% of Area Median Income (AMI);
2. Any individual or family provided with financial assistance through HPRP must have at least an initial consultation with a case manager or other authorized representative who can determine the appropriate type of assistance to meet their needs; and
3. The household must be either homeless or at risk of losing its housing and meet both of the following circumstances:
1) No appropriate subsequent housing options have been identified; AND
2) The household lacks financial resources and support networks needed to obtain immediate housing or remain in its existing housing.
No mortgage assistance may be provided with these funds.

How to Apply

Applications are no longer being accepted.
Deadlines were:
County Housing Partnership - Formula - July 31, 2009
Competitive Program - June 15, 2009


Purpose of Funding: The purpose of both programs is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless – many due to economic crisis – and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

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