Rapid Re-Housing

What are HPRP Funds?

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As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan of 2009, Congress and President Obama included funds for homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing activities. These funds have become known as the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP). These funds are designed to assist people who are at risk of becoming homeless and/or persons currently experiencing homelessness who can be returned to housing quickly.

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Our goal is to transform the homeless services delivery system to focus on housing stability, developing and sustaining a public-private system of services and a public-private system of services and resources for very low income persons that enables those experiencing homelessness to be rapidly re-housed in affordable permanent housing.

How is Rapid Re-housing Different?

Rapid Re-housing asks:

  • “What will it take for you to return to housing?”
  • “What will it take for you to be successful in housing?""
  • “How can you be successful in our program?”
  • “When will you be ready for housing?”

What Are the Benefits?

  • Improved cost effectiveness
  • Ability to serve more people
  • Increased ability to provide intensive resources to those most in need
  • Decreased length of stays in homelessness

You can learn more about Rapid Re-Housing by listening to our 04/30/2009 Conference Call (mp3 audio 4.46 MB ~51 minutes)