The County of Hidalgo has received notice of award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funds under Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The County of Hidalgo will receive $3,463,905 directly from HUD in HPRP Funds.  These HPRP funds are to be used to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or help those who are experiencing homelessness to quickly be re-housed and stabilized.   

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The purpose of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless—many due to the economic crisis—and to provide assistance to rapidly rehouse persons who are homeless as defined by section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302). HPRP is focused on housing for homeless and at-risk households. It will provide temporary financial assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services to individuals and families who are homeless or would be homeless but for this assistance. The funds under this program are intended to target two populations of persons facing housing instability: 1) individuals and families who are currently in housing but are at risk of becoming homeless and need temporary rent or utility assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless or assistance to move to another unit (prevention), and 2) individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness (residing in emergency or transitional shelters or on the street) and need temporary assistance in order to obtain housing and retain it (rapid re-housing).

Eligible Activities

1. Financial Activities
Limited to the following activities: Short-term rental assistance, medium-term rental assistance, and motel and hotel vouchers.

2. Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services
HPRP funds may be used for services that assist program participants with housing stability and placement.

3. Data Collection and Evaluation
The Recovery Act requires that data collection and reporting for the HPRP be conducted through the use of Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) or a comparable client-level database.

4. Administrative Costs
Include pre-award costs and grantee or subgrantee staff salaries associated with these administrative costs.

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