Homelessness Prevention & Rapid
Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
The Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program (HRPR) is a
3-year program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
of 2009, often known as stimulus funds. HPRP focuses on stabilizing
housing through temporary assistance serving as a bridge to long-term
stability. It provides:
Prevention: For those who are currently in
housing but are at-risk of becoming homeless & need temporary rent
or utility assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless or
assistance to move to another unit.
Re-Housing: For those who are
experiencing homelessness (residing in emergency
or transitional shelters or on the street) &
need temporary assistance in order to obtain
housing & retain it.
How can HPRP be used?
Security & utility deposits
Moving cost assistance
Who is eligible?
Is or will the household be homeless if not for this assistance? Both
conditions below must apply:
No appropriate subsequent housing options have been identified; AND
The household lacks the financial resources and support networks
needed to obtain immediate housing or remain in existing housing.
Can this person demonstrate that, through employment and/or by using
mainstream resources, they WILL have stable housing after completing
Is at least one of these risk factors present?
Sudden & significant loss of income
Sudden & significant increase in utility costs
Emergency medical/health crisis
Safety & health issues
Is the household income at or below 50% Area Median income?
Step 1: Person requests assistance from an agency. The agency’s staff
determines eligibility for their services & for HPRP assistance.
Step 2: If person meets eligibility requirements of the services
provided by the agency completing the intake, & if funding is available,
services are provided by that agency.
Step 3: If only some, or if none of the assistance can be provided by
that agency, & if the person meets HPRP eligibility requirements, a
referral can be made to the HPRP lead agency who will facilitate in
finding a case manager.
Step 4: If the agency is a partnering agency, the agency’s case manager
can proceed with the process of determining eligibility & completing
necessary paperwork for a referral.
For additional information please contact BVCA Partnership's HPRP
Office at (402) 729-4030; 1 (866) 994-5877; or email firstname.lastname@example.org