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Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)

Overview

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, in June 2009, The Texas Department of Housing of Housing and Community Affairs (the Department) received $41,472,772 in Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Affairs (HUD) to provide homeless prevention assistance and rapidly re-house persons living in homeless situations.

With HPRP funds, the Department funded 58 nonprofits and local governments in Texas for the period September 2009 through March 2012 [not all contracts ended on this date; some ended in August 2011, Dec. 2011, and Feb. 2012]. As of December 2011, more than 46,000 persons and 18,000 households had been helped. Of those, 40,480 persons were able to maintain their housing or move into a permanent housing situation.

As of March 31, 2012, all 58 contracts with nonprofit organizations and local governments have ended. In the coming months, the Department will be posting a final report summarizing the impact that HPRP funds had in Texas. The Department will be incorporating all the lessons learned from the administration of this program, as it implements the new Emergency Solution Grants (ESG) program.

Specifically, HPRP funds were used to provide case management, housing search and placement activities, legal services related to housing, and rental and utility-related costs. Organizations also used funds to cover limited administrative costs and data collection and evaluation costs, to enable them to report client-level data in their local Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) or comparable database.

Program Summary

TDHCA HPRP Grant Allocation

Grant Amount: $41,472,772
Amount Awarded to Subgrantees: $40,435,953
100% of funds expended by July 16, 2012

Total Persons Served

The following data reflect the number of persons and households served from September 2009 through September 2012, as reported in the Year 3 Annual Performance Report (APR) to HUD.

  • Homelessness Prevention: 34,925 persons in 13,787 households
  • Homeless Assistance: 6,852 persons in 3,334 households
  • Total: 41,841 persons in 16,391 households

Housing Outcomes

The following data reflects the percentage of persons who exited to permanent housing situations from September 2009 through March 2012, as reported in the Year 3 Annual Performance Report (APR) to HUD.

  • Homelessness Prevention: 98%
  • Homeless Assistance: 86%

Expenditures by Activity

The following numbers reflect the expenditures by activity and by housing status for September 2009 through March 2012, as reported in the eleventh Quarterly Performance Report (QPR) to HUD.

Activity Homelessness
Prevention
Homeless
Assistance
Total
Financial Assistance $21,718,761 $4,803,490 $26,522,251
Housing Relocation & Stabilization Services $8,707,892 $2,970,345 $11,678,237
Data Collection & Evaluation $1,331,452
Administration $1,940,812
Total $41,472,752

Resources

Texas Organizations Awarded HPRP Funds (PDF)
List of 58 agencies funded with HPRP funds and contact information.

TDHCA's HPRP Email List - Archived Announcements (PDF)
List of messages sent to HPRP subrecipients throughout the contract period September 2009 - March 2012.

Year 1 Annual Performance Report (APR) Data Analysis Synopsis and Impact on Participants (PDF)
The Department conducted a data analysis of the Year 1 Annual Performance Report (APR) which was submitted to HUD in January 2011. A synopsis of the State HPRP program’s data is presented, as well as anecdotal data about the impacts of the HPRP programs on participants. In addition to this information, the process included analysis of each subrecipient’s APR data and consultations with subrecipients’ staff members. The Department plans a similar data analysis process for the Year 3 APR.

HUD’s Homelessness Resource Exchange (http://www.hudhre.info/)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development’s website for homeless services and programs.