County of San Diego Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program

San Diego, CA

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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 3:02 pm, Mon Apr 28, 2014.

Recipient: County of San Diego

Funding Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Grant Amount: $1,925,974

Local Amount: $96,298

Grant Description: The overall purpose of Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing funding under Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (HPRP) is to provide financial assistance and services to either prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. The County of San Diego, Department of Housing and Community Development's HPRP program targets homeless families with children and provides short-term to medium-term tenant-based rental assistance (up to 12 months) and security deposit assistance. This assistance allows families to remain in their existing rental units or help them obtain rental housing of their choice allowing their children to remain in school. Outreach and stabilization services such as housing search, placement services, property owner negotiations, developing housing retention plans, and providing access to community services and other mainstream program wait lists are provided to the HPRP participants. In addition, the County's HPRP funds data collection and evaluation services to collect unduplicated counts of homeless persons and analyze patterns of HPRP funding use. It is estimated that the County's HPRP will provide assistance to approximately 150 families over the three-year program period.

Project Description: The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program under Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (HPRP) was awarded by HUD on August 27, 2009. The County of San Diego, Department of Housing and Community Development is using its HPRP funds for financial assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services, data collection and evaluation, and administration. The County's HPRP program targets homeless families with children. Providing tenant-based rental assistance (up to 12 months) and security deposit assistance allows the families to remain in their existing rental units or help them obtain rental housing of their choice, while allowing their children to remain in school. As a subgrantee/subrecipient, the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (PHA) administers a medium-term tenant based rental assistance and security deposit assistance program for a period not to exceed 12 months. As a subgrantee/subrecipient, the San Diego County Office of Education (COE) serves as the clearinghouse and central point of contact between the Housing Authority and already existing Mckinney-Vento Homeless Liaisons that are currently providing case management services to families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Homeless Liaisons conduct outreach along with an initial standardized assessment to determine the type, level and duration of the rental assistance and services needed by each family. Finally, as a subgrantee/subrecipient, the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) operates a HUD-approved homeless management information system for the purpose of collecting unduplicated counts of homeless persons and analyzing patterns of use of HPRP funds. Implementation of the County of San Diego's HPRP began on October 1, 2009. As of March 31, 2010, the County of San Diego's HPRP is assisting 58 HPRP households.

Job Creation: During this reporting quarter, ARRA funded an estimated 1.11 FTE for six County of San Diego full time employees (jobs retained). These positions include a Principal Accountant, the Community Development Chief, an Associate Accountant, a Housing Specialist, and two Housing Program Analysts. In addition, .31 FTE is estimated for a Subrecipient's two Database Analysts,an HMIS Adminstrator, a Project Coordinator, and two program consultants for their responsibilities associated with HPRP data collection and reporting; and .13 FTE is estimated for another Subrecipient's two Educational Liaisons for HPRP outreach and assessment. The reported number of jobs is based on data available to the County of San Diego at the time of report submission. This number is subject to correction as updated data becomes available

Grant Allocations:

Regional Task Force On the Homeless, Inc., San Diego, CA, $83,883.

San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA, $30,000.

San Diego, County of, San Diego, CA, $1,715,793.

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