Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-housing Program
Springfield received $815,869 for a Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) grant.
As part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Stimulus package,
The proposed program for
Customer income has to be at or below 50% of the Average Median Income (AMI) and the family or individual must be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as well as having no other housing options or lack the financial resources needed to obtain immediate housing or remain in existing housing.
From November 1, 2009 to January 15, 2010, JFSCC received a total of 335 applications. To date, 169 families and individuals received help with rent, housing deposits and utility assistance. Because of limited funding for the HPRP program, JFSCC stopped taking applications on January 18, 2010. If additional funds become available in the future, the application process will begin again. For more information about the BenefitsPlus Division at JFSCC, please visit our web site: http://www.clarkdjfs.org/benefitsplus/.