On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which included $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), was distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants Program.
The program ended on September 30, 2012. HPRP funds are no longer available.
View the Building the Bridge to the Future: Lessons Learned from HPRP video which features strategies and best practices that communities implemented through HPRP.
Guides, tools, webinars, and other resources were provided to assist grantees and program partners in designing and implementing their programs. They are available now for historical reference.