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Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

Under Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is allocating $1.5 billion for communities 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.

Franklin County was awarded $746,920 of Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funds from HUD. This funding requires that the county submit to HUD an HPRP application and make a substantial amendment to the county's Consolidated Plan 2008 Action Plan.

Franklin County and the city of Columbus are collaborating to fund HPRP initiatives that benefit both the city and county. We have agreed to combine our allocations and work through the Rebuilding Lives Funder Collaborative (RLFC) and Community Shelter Board (CSB). RLFC and CSB have established collaborative teams to design effective services and systems to implement HPRP in our community. CSB will then make awards to subgrantees, selected through a Competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process called CSB Gateway, with funds to provide homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing services.

This substantial amendment was adopted on May 12, 2009 and was submitted to HUD on May 18, 2009.


John O'Grady President
Marilyn Brown
Kevin L. Boyce