Posted on September 24, 2009 6:06 AM
More Homelessness Prevention Funding Comes to the Region (9-24-09)
An additional $300 million in ARRA funding was awarded on Wednesday, September 23 to prevent families from becoming homeless or to rapidly re-house those that do. Grantees of Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) funds in the region include McHenry County ($540,732) and Aurora ($506,883). The announcement from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) also marked a milestone in total recovery funds awarded from HUD, which now exceed $10 billion and are nearly 75 percent of HUD’s $13.61 billion in stimulus funds (for a chart of HUD funding available, allocated and spent, click here).
For more information on the stimulus as it relates to housing, visit HUD.gov/recovery. More details on the full HPRP plan and how to apply for grants can be found here. Regional ARRA Coordinating Council member Housing Action Illinois provides valuable information related to HPRP grants, including links to grants submitted from the state, municipalities and counties in the region. Stimulus HPRP grants are all the more valuable to Illinois residents since 78 percent of funding was cut from the state budget for Homeless Prevention this summer.