What is Rapid Re-Housing? - Rapid re-housing is a service model designed to immediately return those who are losing or lost their housing back to permanent housing and shorten the length of shelter stays for families and individuals.
What are HPRP Funds?
Click here for information on and resources to Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program Funding (HPRP).
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)
- Materials (PDF 760kb)