Grant: $1,005,916 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Jul. 20, 2009
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Award Description: With only $1,005,916 available over a three year period, Salt Lake County expects to expend about $350,000 a year including administrative costs. The majority of the money will be used as Financial Assistance to include flexible funding to: (1) provide one time funding to help people at risk of becoming homeless to remain in their own homes and (2) provide one time or short term rental assistance (up to 12 months) to place people back in housing. This will include all the eligible activities under the financial assistance category. The balance of the funding will be used for Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services with a small amount used for data collection and administration. Within the county there are two major private non-profit providers that have a long history, experience and expertise in providing homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing services. The County will contract with them but allow clients seen by other agencies to have access to the prevention and re-housing services. This will be accomplished by developing a risk assessment tool for both prevention and rapid re-housing ensuring that those most at need can access these one time resources. The State, City and County continue to be engaged in on-going discussions about the development of the risk assessment tools and how to coordinate the use of HPRP funds. Part of the discussion also includes how other stimulus funding coming into the State of Utah can help bolster and support the HPRP.
Project Description: Contracts have been developed and were signed by September 30, 2009 as required by the program guidelines. Extensive trainings have been held sponsored by the State of Utah, Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County to ensure all the service providers understand the program requirements as well as the data entry and reporting requirements. The State will continue HMIS training throughout the program. All providers will be meeting at least monthly to evaluate the program progress. The funders of this program will also be meeting every two weeks to ensure the program guidelines are being followed by all parties involved.
Infrastructure Description: There are no infrastructure activities with these funds.
Jobs Summary: The Road Home has hired a Housing relocation Specialist. One third of this position will be funded through the County's HPRP grant. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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