Homelessness Prevention Program and Rapid Rehousing Program

HPRPThe Homelessness Prevention Program and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) began in October 2009 through funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The aim of the program is to prevent people who are facing homelessness from reaching the streets or to rapidly re-house those who are already homeless. By limiting the time someone spends on the street, it reduces their exposure to risk factors such as deteriorating health, and decreases their chance of becoming chronically homeless. Clients meet with the HPRP Case Manager at the Homeless Services Center. The Program’s Housing Locator helps service providers throughout Arlington County locate housing and place their clients into it.

During the first two years of the program, HPRP assisted over 250 households through eviction prevention or housing placement.

For further information about the Homelessness Prevention Program and Rapid Re-housing Program, contact Sam Gatewood at 703-228-7830 or sgatewood@a-span.org, Leonard Carter at 703-228-7864 or lcarter@a-span.org, or Brad Calkin at 703-228-7858 or bcalkin@a-span.org.

See our Street Guide to Emergency Resources for Homeless Individuals in Arlington County for additional help.