Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-housing Program
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the City of Garland received $858,997 in funding for the "Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP)." This funding was through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and was a special allocation of the Emergency Shelter Grant funding.
The purpose of the grant was to provide prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless (many due to economic crisis) and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. The funding served as a last resort for those in a shelter, on the street, in transitional housing or in imminent danger of becoming homeless. All funding benefited households with incomes equal to or less than 50% of the area median income.
Homelessness Prevention, rent/utility assistance and case management, helped 345 people in 149 households. Rapid Re-housing, paying deposits, rent/utility and case management, helped 67 individuals - all single people.
All administrative costs were limited to 5% of the grant which was expended by the September 30, 2012 deadline
Eligible Uses of Funds
- Financial Assistance
- Housing, Relocation and Stabilization Services
- Data Collection and Evaluation
- Administration (up to 5% of allocation)
For additional information contact the Housing and Community Services Department at 972-205-2140 or email@example.com