Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) Program
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which includes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund to be used for homeless prevention and rapid re-housing activities. These new funds have been distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants program.
HUD’s new Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing (HPRP) will provide targeted emergency assistance to state and local governments to house and/or stabilize residents who are in danger of becoming homeless.
The City of Jersey City is one of three municipalities within Hudson County designated to receive a direct Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program award from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City anticipates receiving $2,676,991. HPRP grants may be used to assist existing homeless prevention programs to provide financial assistance, provide housing relocation and stabilization services, and rapid rehousing to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the increase of homeless individuals/families in our community
Public Notice and Allocation of Funds
The City will award HPRP funds to eligible non-profit agencies through a public Request for Proposals (RFP)/Application process. A public notice requesting applications will be published in at least two (2) local newspapers.
HPRP Substantial Amendment - July 22, 2010
HPRP Request for Proposal Packet:
[Public Notice] [HPRP RFP] [HPRP Project Spreadsheet]
HUD Homelessness Resource Exchange