Grant: $4,276,900 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Aug. 18, 2009
29% voted satisfied - 71% voted not satisfied - 7 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The primary purpose of HPRP, as authorized under Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), is to provide homelessness prevention assistance and services to households that would otherwise become homeless-many due to economic circumstances-and to provide assistance to rapidly 're-house' and stablize those that are homeless. The County will utilize the HPRP for both homeless prevention and rapid re-housing activities throughout the County of Riverside. In addition, the County intends to enter into a 'sub-grant' agreement with the Housing Authority of Riverside County (HARC) to implement and perform these activities. Services will be focused on housing stabilization, linking program participants to community resources and mainstream benefits, and helping them develop a plan for preventing future housing instability. There are four categories of services, all of which are focused on housing: Housing Information Services, Homeless Prevention, Rapid Re-housing, and Housing Placement. Goal 1: Prevent households from becoming homeless. Measures ? At least eighty percent (80%) of households receiving prevention assistance will report housing stabilization as a result of services. ? Seventy-five percent (75%) will remain stably housed at the six month mark. ? Seventy (70%) will remain stably housed at the twelve month mark. Goal 2: Divert individuals and families who are apply for shelter, when appropriate, into other housing. Measures ? At least eighty percent (80%) of households receiving prevention assistance will report housing stabilization as a result of services. ? Seventy-five percent (75%) will remain stably housed at the six month mark. ? Seventy (70%) will remain stably housed at the twelve month mark. Goal 3: Help people who become homeless to quickly move into permanent housing. Measures ? At least eighty-five percent (85%) of households receiving rapid re-housing services will secure stable housing. ? Seventy-five percent (75%) will remain stably housed at the six month mark. ? Seventy (70%) will remain stably housed at the twelve month mark.
Project Description: The overarching goal of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) is to prevent new episodes of homelessness, divert households seeking shelter services to other more appropriate housing, and to assist households who become homeless to quickly relocate to permanent housing. Riverside County and its Subgrantee have structured an aggressive HPRP program that is aimed at identifying households that are precariously housed in at-risk neighborhoods and working collaboratively with the local Continuum of Care to return households that are already homeless to market rate housing. HPRP participants are eligible to receive the following: financial assistance for housing, utility, and moving costs; housing case management services; housing location services; and linkages to other community resources. The County anticipates serving approximately 385 households with Homelessness Prevention services and 150 households with Rapid Re-housing services over the course of the funding period. During the initial reporting period, the County entered into a HPRP Subgrant Agreement with the Housing Authority, and the Housing Authority developed a HPRP Implementation Plan, hired staffing, developed forms and procedures, and completed other essential tasks so that the program could begin on October 1, 2009.
Jobs Summary: 00 (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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