Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP)

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Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) The past few years have been difficult financially for many people. When economic times are tough, some people struggle to afford food, clothing, medications and shelter. Some suddenly find they have no place to live.

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP)

HPRP is a program of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless and to help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. Funding is directed to people who are or would be homeless but for this assistance. The intent is to help people who can remain stably housed after temporary assistance ends.

Equal Housing Opportunity   

Who Is Eligible To Participate?

Individuals and families who are homeless or about to become homeless who

  • are at or below 50% of Area Median Income
  • have no appropriate subsequent housing options identified
  • lack financial resources and support networks needed to obtain or remain in housing

All program participants must have an initial consultation with a case manager and must be re-evaluated every three months.


Services Provided:

  • Financial assistance – short and medium-term rental assistance, security deposits, utility payments, moving assistance, motel/hotel vouchers
  • Housing relocation and stabilization – outreach, housing search and placement, case management to include
  • Person-centered planning for independent living
  • Life-skills training, including money and household management, nutrition and parenting
  • Job development and supported employment service referrals
  • Individualized financial and credit counseling
  • Employability skills training referrals
  • Referrals to the community for services and supports
  • Identification of transportation through existing providers
  • Connection with Medicare, Social Security and Food Stamp services
  • Referrals to individualized rental education/counseling and post-renter counseling
  • Referrals to homebuyer education/training and post-purchase counseling
  • What HPRP does not provide:
    • Mortgage assistance
    • Long-term assistance
    • Assistance to those who are already receiving subsidy from other programs
    • Phone or cable assistance

Not all homeless people or people at risk of becoming homeless will need access to all of these services.


The Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) Program is a project of The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability and is administered by the Mississippi United to End Homelessness Continuum of Care and Partners to End Homelessness Continuum of Care. The IDS HPRP project is funded by the Mississippi Development Authority through funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).