|Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
HPRP stands for the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. The purpose of the HPRP Program is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless, many due to the current economic crisis, and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless. HUD expects that these resources will be targeted and prioritized to serve households that are most in need of this temporary assistance and are most likely to achieve stable housing within a short period of time, whether subsidized or unsubsidized, outside of HPRP after the program concludes.
The HPRP Program is focused on housing for homeless and at-risk households. It provides temporary financial assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services to individuals and families who are homeless, or who would become, homeless without this assistance. The funds under this program are intended to target two populations of persons facing housing instability:
1) individuals and families who are currently in housing but are at imminent risk of becoming homeless and need temporary rent or utility assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless or assistance to move to another unit (prevention), and;
2) individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness (residing in emergency or transitional shelters or on the street) and need temporary assistance in order to obtain housing and retain it (rapid re-housing).
Here is the link for the site where applications can be submitted on-line: http://sites.google.com/site/hprpregion10/