Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP)
What is HPRP?
HPRP is a new program funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009 (ARRA) and is administered through the United States Department of of Housing
and Urban Development.
What is the purpose of HPRP?
The purpose of the HPRP is to provide homelessness prevention and assistance to households
who would otherwise become homeless and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house
persons who are homeless. HPRP funds will be targeted and prioritized to serve households
most likely in need of the this temporary assistance and most likely to achieve stable
How are the funds awarded?
The City of Phoenix will receive $6,996,243 based on a grant formula, upon approval
of an amendment to the City’s “Consolidated Plan”. This plan outlines how the city
intends to meet the program goals and program requirements.
Who is eligible to receive HPRP funding?
- Households who are at risk of becoming homeless and need temporary rent or utility
assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless or move them to another unit.
- Individuals or families who are homeless, as defined by section 103 of the McKinney-Vento
Homeless Assistance Act, who are able to obtain and retain stable housing through
What service can the fund provide?
- Financial Assitance - Short-term (1-3 months) and medium term (up to 18 months)
rental assistance, security deposits, utility bill and deposit payments, moving costs
and motel and hotel vouchers.
- Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services - Case management, legal services
and credit repair.
Note: These funds cannot be used for mortgage assistance or shelter operations.
Where are the funds going to be used?
HPRP funding will be available to all eligible city of Phoenix residents and homeless
individuals and families.
When does the program start?
HUD has stated all program applications will be approved by September 1, 2009.