Human Services Agency of San Francisco
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing (HPRP) Programs
Please note that funding for HPRP will expire as of June 30th, 2012. Some agencies are no longer accepting new client referrals - please see the table of agencies below for information.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted San Francisco $8.75 million as part of their Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing (HPRP) Program. The program stems from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which is focused on jumpstarting the economy, creating and saving jobs and laying the foundation for a robust, sustainable future. Part of this goal is investing to prevent homelessness and facilitating the quick re-housing of homeless people, while partnering with mainstream services and other ARRA-funded programs.
Grants provided under HPRP are not intended to provide long-term support for individuals and families, nor will they afford mortgage assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure. Rather, HPRP offers a variety of one-time, short and medium term financial assistance to those who would otherwise become homeless, many due to sudden economic crisis.
Services that can be provided under HPRP include:
(2) Housing Stabilization Services: Services that assist program participants with housing stability and placement. Activities include case management, outreach and engagement, eligibility assessment, housing search and placement, legal services, and credit repair.
Payments will not be made directly to households, but only to third parties, such as landlords or utility companies.
In order to be eligible for HPRP-funded programs, applicants must be San Francisco residents and meet the following basic eligibility criteria:
Homeless Prevention (note that these funds are for people who are currently housed and at risk of losing housing, not people who are already homeless)
All households must complete an initial assessment with an HPRP provider who can determine eligibility and the appropriate type of assistance to meet their needs. There may be additional criteria for each program. Please consult the HPRP Screening Form (attached) to determine basic eligibility and for HPRP provider contact information. Note that programs provide different service activities to different populations (e.g. families, singles, and youth).
Eligibility CriteriaTo be eligible for HPRP Homeless Prevention, you must:
Please use 35% AMI figures in determining eligibility for HPRP services.
If you think you may be eligible, please complete the screening form and contact one of the service providers listed at the bottom of the form.Agencies providing services: