Grant: $29,446,304 - Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development - Aug. 26, 2009
57% voted satisfied - 43% voted not satisfied - 14 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The purpose of this program is to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or help those who are currently experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) requires that HPRP funds be ?targeted and prioritized to serve households that are most in need of this temporary assistance and are most likely to achieve stable housing, either subsidized or unsubsidized, outside of HPRP, after the program concludes.? Eligible households include those with incomes at or below 50% of the local area median income (e.g. $27,750 for a one-person household and $39,650 for a four-person household). The City of Los Angeles is integrating the HPRP funding into existing service delivery systems. The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) is acting as the Grantee on behalf of the City, and is contracting with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), a joint power authority established by the City and County of Los Angeles in 1993 which is lead agency of the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and other appropriate government and not-for-profit agencies, to implement the HPRP. Funds will be used for: 1) Financial Assistance, 2) Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services, 3) Data Collection and Administration and 4) Administrative Costs. Financial assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services will be provided for both homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing. Prevention activities will keep at-risk households from losing their housing and becoming homeless, with a focus on preventing evictions from rental housing. Rapid re-housing will move households quickly out of homelessness, the shelter system, transitional housing or their vehicles, and back into stable housing.
Project Description: Since March 2009, the City of Los Angeles Housing Department has worked with LAHSA, HACLA, Shelter Partnership and homeless service and legal service providers to design the various aspects of HPRP design and implementation. Recommendations have been submitted and approved by the Mayor and City Council and the LAHSA Commission. Through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process by LAHSA, contractors were selected in early September to serve as three Rapid Re-Housing Regional Coordinating Agencies, one citywide Rapid Re-Housing Vehicular Outreach program contractor, and one citywide Homelessness Prevention Project collaborative. In addition, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles will provide the financial assistance (e.g. rent payments, security deposits) to clients of the Rapid Re-Housing program agencies, building on its existing rental assistance program infrastructure. Since these are new and innovative programs in Los Angeles, the proposed accomplishments and the anticipated program delivery costs are still under development. All subgrantees were under contract by September 30, 2009 and services and assistance will be available to the public by November 2, 2009. No new jobs were created in the first quarter since the grant agreement was not signed until August 26, 2009 and most of the subgrantees selected via the RFP were not approved as HPRP contractors by the Mayor and City Council until early September. The subgrantees created and advertised new staff positions in September but no hires were made, and thus no jobs were filled in this quarter. That will occur in October, along with the first advance of grant funds so that the nonprofit subgrantees can pay their new staff.
Jobs Summary: 00 (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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|Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority||$2,386,627||LOS ANGELES||CA|
|HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, THE||$9,540,603||LOS ANGELES||CA|
|Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles||$10,600,669||LOS ANGELES||CA|
|L. A. Family Housing Corporation||$1,953,467||NORTH HOLLYWOOD||CA|
|Special Service For Groups, Inc.||$1,953,467||LOS ANGELES||CA|
|People Assisting The Homeless||$2,453,468||LOS ANGELES||CA|