Archive for September 21st, 2010

21st September
2010
written by Catherine An

A while back, the Alliance released the third Quarterly Leadership Council HPRP Report.

This report – like the two before it – illustrates how 13 cities across the nation are implementing the HPRP. Data from the following cities are included in this quarterly report:

  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus and Franklin County, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami-Dade, FL
  • Minneapolis and Hennepin County, MN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle and King County, WA
  • Washington, DC.

Overall, the cities have spent $28.4 million (through June 2010) on homelessness prevention for 57,220 people at risk of homelessness and $12.5 million to rapidly re-house 35,135 people experiencing homelessness.

Of the over 92,000 people have been served by rapid re-housing and prevention programs in the Leadership Council cities, 45,205 people have exited to permanent housing. This includes at least 18,033 who have exited from prevention programs and at least 27,172 who exited from rapid re-housing programs.

The report highlights spending by strategy (prevention and rapid re-housing), by categories of those strategies (financial assistance, case management, outreach and engagement, motel vouchers, rental assistance, etc.), and by city. Both Washington, DC and Miami, FL have spent almost 75 percent of their prevention allocations. Minneapolis and Los Angeles are unique among the cities in having served more persons with rapid re-housing resources than with prevention resources.

You can read the entirety of the two-page report online. There, you can also access the first and second quarterly HPRP reports.

The Alliance has done a great deal of work around the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) and continues to examine the strategies and results of the program. Only be examining the performance, outcomes, and data of the program can we determine if we are indeed making progress toward ending homelessness.

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