HPRP Community Profile: Alameda County, CA

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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Best Practice | December 14, 2009

Files: PDF | 109 KB | 2 pages

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funds are designed to provide temporary financial assistance, housing relocation, and housing stabilization services. Each community is responsible for designing its program based on its distinct needs, and many, including Alameda County, CA, are taking this unique opportunity to transform their homelessness assistance systems. This Community Profile examines Alameda County's efforts undertake this transformation.

This Community Profile of Alameda County hyperlinked above examines:

  • How the County is using HPRP to start the system's transformation
  • System redesign elements
  • Funding for the system
  • Evaluation of the new system

HPRP Eligible Activities

Alameda County

Financial Assistance

 

Short-term rental assistance (not to exceed 3 months)

X

Medium-term rental assistance (not to exceed 18 months)

X

Rent arrears (not more than 6 months arrearage)

X

Security deposits

X

Utility deposits

X

Utility payments

X

Moving cost assistance

X

Motel and hotel vouchers

X

 

 

Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services

 

Case management

X

Outreach and engagement

 

Housing search and placement

X

Legal services

X

Credit repair

 


Alameda County is providing the above activities using their HPRP dollars.

Alameda County is conducting evaluation in the following ways:

  • Tracking 211 calls
  • Evaluating assessment tool
  • Tracking future housing crises
  • Creating implementation and learning community